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Verizon Wireless Is Bringing The Power Of Its 4G LTE Network To More Locations In Idaho

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June 28, 2012

Bob Kelley
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IDAHO FALLS, ID — Verizon Wireless today announced it is bringing the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Idaho Falls, Rexburg and Burley in the coming weeks.  With the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, customers can enjoy the best experience in wireless data usage when they use their 4G LTE wireless devices in more Idaho cities to surf the Web, stream music and 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.         

When Verizon Wireless turns on its 4G LTE network in Idaho Falls, Rexburg and Burley, customers who live in, or visit, these cities will have access to the nation’s fastest 4G network. Coverage area includes:

Idaho Falls – North on I-15 to Osgood and south to the Bonneville County border. Service will extend east to Ammon and west towards the airport. Coverage will also include the towns of Rexburg and St. Anthony.

Burley – The communities of Burley and Paul will be covered with 4G LTE service.

“Our 4G LTE network covers more than two-thirds of the U.S. population and provides our customers with the fastest 4G experience possible,” said Chris Lewter, regional president for Verizon Wireless.  “With our 4G LTE network, residents, small businesses and local government in more locations in Idaho will be able to leverage the speed and connectivity through a variety of 4G LTE devices to connect with family and friends.” 

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population in 304 markets across the country and offers more 4G LTE coverage than all other networks combined.  Verizon Wireless customers looking to experience the nation’s fastest 4G network can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices, ranging from tablets, mobile hotspots, smartphones and more.  Details on available devices can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE and information on plans and pricing is available at www.verizonwireless.com/plans.

Verizon Wireless also offers a variety of smart accessories, including the FitBit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker and the Withings WiFi Scale, for customers to use with their 4G LTE devices.  A full list of smart accessories can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories.    

Verizon Wireless customers can also take advantage of HomeFusion Broadband, which leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly where Internet options are limited or are not currently available.

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.   

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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