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Verizon Wireless Brings Its 4G LTE Network To Charlottesville, Virginia And Surrounding Counties

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July 30, 2012

Melanie Ortel
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Sherri Cunningham
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LAUREL, MD — Verizon Wireless has expanded its 4G LTE wireless data service to Charlottesville, Virginia, enabling customers to enjoy the best experience in wireless data usage when they stream video, share music and photos, download files and surf the Web with speeds up to 10 times faster than before.  In addition to Charlottesville City, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE service is now available in the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison, and Buckingham, as well as in 337 other markets nationwide, reaching more than two-thirds of the U.S. population.  The company is on track to meet its goal of covering more than 400 U.S. markets by the end of 2012.

“Our continued expansion of our 4G LTE network in Central Virginia further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the highest quality communications technology,” said Mike Maiorana, Regional President, Verizon Wireless.  “With 4G LTE, customers in and around Charlottesville will now be able to enjoy the best experience in wireless data usage on the nation’s largest 4G LTE network while at home, at work or on travel.” 

4G LTE Devices, Solutions and Plans

Verizon Wireless customers can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices, ranging from tablets and mobile hotspots to the latest smartphones and more, including the Samsung Galaxy S® III and DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC.  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.

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

4G LTE Coverage and Speed

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. 

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 area, or when they travel to areas 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 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 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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