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4G LTE Technology Continues To Expand In Florida

Dozens Of New 4G Cell Sites Added In Tampa Bay, Fort Myers, Tallahassee

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September 9, 2012

Chuck Hamby
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TAMPA, FL — More wireless customers across Florida soon will have access to the nation’s fastest 4G wireless network, when Verizon Wireless expands its most advanced 4G LTE (Fourth Generation/Long-Term Evolution) technology in Tampa Bay, Fort Myers and Tallahassee later this month. 

Verizon is adding 4G LTE capabilities to dozens of new cell sites throughout these regions to bring and/or boost 4G LTE capacity in neighborhoods throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Lee and Leon counties.

Verizon Wireless launched 4G LTE in the core areas of these three regions, as well as all of Florida’s main markets, throughout 2010 and 2011, and already covers more than 90 percent of the state’s population with the advanced technology.

Verizon Wireless is the nation’s largest 4G LTE network, available to more than 75 percent of the U.S. population and more than 370 markets across the country.  The rollout of 4G LTE across Verizon’s entire network footprint is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2013.

“With the growth of our 4G LTE network, customers in Florida and the nation are able to innovate and introduce solutions that use our technology to change how people communicate and do business,” said Pam Tope, Florida region president for Verizon Wireless.  “As we continue to fill out our 4G LTE network across the state, even more customers will have access to these superfast speeds and capabilities on their 4G LTE smartphones, tablets and other devices.”

Verizon Wireless customers can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices and solutions to experience the nation’s fastest 4G network.  On the go, customers can watch movies, television shows and other video content on 4G LTE smartphones and tablets with applications like viewdini.  Viewdini brings the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network to the screen by streamlining access to videos from a wide range of content providers, including cable operators, websites and other popular video sources.  

Customers also can take advantage of 4G LTE-optimized applications like Color to share live video broadcasts of life’s special moments with their Facebook® friends.  Sharing live video with audio is an exclusive feature of the Color app on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.

HomeFusion Broadband is another solution made possible by the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.  HomeFusion Broadband delivers high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly where Internet options are limited or are not currently available.

Verizon Wireless offers a variety of 4G LTE devices which range from tablets and mobile hotspots to the latest smartphones and more.  The newest 4G LTE devices include the Samsung Galaxy S® III and the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC.

For more information on Verizon Wireless technology, 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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