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Verizon Wireless Brings Its 4G LTE Network To Fitchburg And Leominster, Massachusetts, On Dec. 15

Four Additional Massachusetts Communities to Gain Access to America's Fastest 4G Network

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December 13, 2011

Michael Murphy
Michael.Murphy@VerizonWireless.com  
781-932-1213

Diane Carragher
Diane@Matternow.com  
978-518-4509

FITCHBURG AND LEOMINSTER, MA — On Dec. 15, Verizon Wireless customers in Fitchburg and Leominster can take advantage of Verizon Wireless’ 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, the fastest 4G network in the nation. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network allows customers to share music and photos, surf the Web and download files up to 10 times faster than ever before. The 4G LTE network will be available to customers in the following Massachusetts cities and towns: 

  • Fitchburg
  • Leominster
  • Lunenburg
  • Townsend

“Our network is the largest 4G LTE network in the nation, now covering more than 200 million people in 190 markets across the United States,” said Christine Berberich, New England Region President for Verizon Wireless. “We are proud to bring our 4G LTE network to Fitchburg and Leominster so that residents, small businesses and local government can take advantage of the speed and connectivity offered by the next-generation network, which is continuing to push the boundaries of wireless communications.”

4G LTE Devices and Plans
Verizon Wireless customers can purchase a variety of 4G LTE-enabled devices, including notebooks, netbooks, hotspots, modems, smartphones and tablets, such as the two new DROID XYBOARD tablets by Motorola, to connect to the largest 4G LTE network in the nation. Details on each device can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE and information on plans and pricing is available at www.verizonwireless.com/plans.

4G LTE Coverage and Speed
In addition to launching its network in Fitchburg and Leominster on Dec. 15, the company is adding 10 other new markets and expanding its network in San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Savannah, Ga., Chicagoland, Ill., Baltimore and Hagerstown, Md. for a total of 190 markets and more than 200 million people covered in 2011.

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers from Leominster to Townsend should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, 4G LTE devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the most reliable high-speed data network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their city, or when they travel to an area already covered by 4G LTE.

For more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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