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Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Spreads Across Florida

Advanced Wireless Technology Launches in Panama City, Expands in More Than 40 Communities

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June 6, 2012

Chuck Hamby
Chuck.Hamby@VerizonWireless.com
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TAMPA, FL — Verizon Wireless 4G LTE services, nation’s fastest 4G wireless network, continues to rapidly spread across Florida with a new launch in Panama City and recent expansions in several other markets, including more than 40 communities throughout Palm Beach, Alachua, Volusia and Flagler counties.

First introduced in numerous Florida markets in December of 2010, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network now covers more than 80 percent of the state’s population with the company’s most advanced technology.

Nationally, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population in 258 markets across the country and offers more than six times the geographic coverage of its nearest competitor’s 4G LTE network. The rollout of 4G LTE across Verizon’s entire network footprint is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2013.

4G LTE technology is up to 10 times faster than the company’s industry-leading 3G network. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.  

The 4G LTE network allows streaming videos with no buffering, or downloading and viewing full-length HD movies.  Music lovers can download songs in seconds, gamers can take part in multiplayer online action, and social media types upload photos and posts while on-the-go.  Business owners use the efficiency and speed of the 4G LTE network to boost their bottom line. 

“Florida customers are some of the most tech-savvy and demanding consumers who recognize the speed, power and advantages of 4G LTE,” said Pam Tope, Florida region president for Verizon Wireless.  “While our competitors talk about their trickle of 4G LTE somewhere and someday, we’re proud to be rapidly expanding and actually delivering 4G LTE access to the vast majority of Floridians today.”

The Verizon 4G LTE network was named “Fastest 4G Network Yet” by Popular Science’s 2011 Best of What’s New Awards, and ranked No. 1 on PC World’s 100 Best Products of 2011.

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About Verizon Wireless
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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