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Verizon Wireless Activates 4G LTE In Coeur D'alene, Kellogg, Post Falls, And Sandpoint, Idaho, And Chewelah And Colville, Washington

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December 21, 2011

Scott Charlston
Scott.Charlston@VerizonWireless.com  
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SPOKANE, WA — Verizon Wireless announced today that the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network has expanded its award-inning, blazing fast wireless service in the Spokane market to include the following communities;

  • Chewelah, WA
  • Coeur d’Alene, ID
  • Colville, WA
  • Deer Lake, WA
  • Fairchild AFB, WA
  • Harrison, ID
  • Hayden, ID
  • Kellogg, ID
  • Kettle Falls, WA
  • Medical Lake, WA
  • Newport, WA
  • Plummer, ID
  • Ponderay, ID
  • Post Falls, ID
  • Priest Lake, ID
  • Priest River, ID
  • Sandpoint, ID
  • Schweitzer Mountain, ID
  • Silver Mountain, ID
  • Spirit Lake, ID
  • St Maries, ID
  • Washington State University Campus

Verizon’s 4G LTE network is now available in 190 U.S. markets, covering more than 200 million Americans. Residents in more than 20 Eastern Washington and North Idaho communities with 4G LTE smartphones, laptop modems and hotspots can now join residents in Spokane County to take advantage of speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network. The expansion also delivers blazing fast 4G LTE to the Schweitzer Mountain and Silver Mountain ski resorts near Sandpoint and Kellogg, Idaho.

In Spokane County, the Verizon 4G LTE network is also available in the commercial and residential areas of the city, as well as Airway Heights, Liberty Lake, Mead, Otis Orchards, Spokane Valley and the South Hill.

“The speed and capacity of our 4G LTE network is revolutionizing the way our customers communicate,” said Bobby Morrison, Pacific Northwest Region President for Verizon Wireless. “Whether it’s video chatting, playing games or web surfing on a smartphone, laptop or tablet; people living in many North Idaho and Eastern Washington communities can now experience the fastest, most advanced wireless network in America.”

Since its launch on Dec. 5, 2010 Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network has won numerous technology and consumer choice awards, including being named the nation’s “Fastest 4G Network Yet” by Popular Science’s 2011 Best of What’s New Awards and ranking No. 1 on PC World’s 100 Best Products of 2011. In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

As the first wireless company in the world to broadly deploy game-changing 4G LTE technology, Verizon Wireless is committed to building its 4G network with the same performance and reliability for which it has long been recognized. Verizon Wireless’ consistent focus on reliability is based on rigid engineering standards and a disciplined deployment approach year after year. The company’s 700 MHz spectrum gives Verizon Wireless specific advantages with 4G, including a contiguous, nationwide network license.

Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.

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 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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