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Verizon Activates 4G LTE Network In Jackson County, Michigan

Launch Tomorrow Expands Broadband Connectivity for Businesses, Residents

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September 18, 2012

Michelle Gilbert
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Al Upchurch
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JACKSON, MI — Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless network, is activating its 4G LTE service allowing businesses and residents to tap into the nation’s fastest wireless network for communities in Jackson County.

Verizon’s 4G LTE expansion covers Jackson, Springport, Parma Township, Concord, Spring Arbor, Sandstone, Pleasant Lake, Rives Township, Blackman Township, Michigan Center, Leoni Township, South Jackson, Clarklake, Napoleon and Brooklyn.

“Verizon was the first in Michigan to offer the high-speed connectivity of 4G LTE beginning in early 2010,” said John Granby, president–Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region, Verizon Wireless. “Our network investment in Michigan has kept us ahead of consumer and business demand for both the best voice and data services.”

Within Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE service area, residents with 4G LTE-enabled devices can stream video, share music and photos, surf the Web and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks. For businesses utilizing the network, the increasing spread of broadband connectivity provides the most sophisticated wireless capabilities for economic advancement.

Customers in the coverage area should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits (Mbps) per second on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area in Michigan or elsewhere, their devices will automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling them to stay connected from coast to coast. Verizon Wireless’ 3G network is the largest, most reliable network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their areas.

With the expansion of Verizon’s network in Jackson County residents can also take advantage of HomeFusion Broadband, a high-speed Internet solution that can be installed at homes for people who live in areas with limited options.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network was named “Fastest 4G Network Yet” by Popular Science’s 2011 Best of What’s New Awards, and was also ranked No. 1 on PC World’s 100 Best Products of 2011. For more information about Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

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About Verizon Wireless in Michigan
In Michigan, Verizon Wireless has more than 1,350 employees and nearly 500 locations including company-owned retail stores, indirect agents and national retailers.

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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