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Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network To Expand In Mansfield, Ohio

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May 6, 2012

Laura Merritt
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Jennifer Riegert
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MANSFIELD, OH — Verizon Wireless today announced that it will expand the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Mansfield on May 17. The expanded 4G LTE network will enable customers to use their wireless devices in more parts of Mansfield to access the Internet faster, listen to music or watch video, take advantage of thousands of applications, and stay in touch with family and friends, all with speeds up to 10 times faster than before.

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE service is currently available in the Mansfield area including north to the town of Shelby, east to Charles Mill Lake and the town of Perrysville, west to the town of Ontario, and south to the towns of Butler and Bellville.

With the planned network expansion, residents in areas including west of Ontario, greater Galion, along U.S. Route 30 and State Route 181 to the Richland County line, and along State Route 314 north and south of U. S. Route 30. will have access to the nation’s fastest 4G network.

“The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is bringing customers a blazingly fast wireless data service that covers more than two-thirds of the nation, and is revolutionizing the way we communicate,” said Mark Frazier, president–Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population in 230 markets across the country and offers more than six times the geographic coverage of its nearest competitor’s 4G LTE network. Verizon Wireless customers looking to experience the nation’s fastest 4G network can choose from a variety of 4G LTE devices, including tablets, smartphones, hotspots and more.

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

Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets.

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Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 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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