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Verizon Wireless Expands Its 4G LTE Network Around Charleston, South Carolina On Sept. 20

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September 18, 2012

Karen Schulz
Karen.Schulz@VerizonWireless.com
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CHARLESTON, SC — Verizon Wireless today announced that more residents and tourists in and around Charleston, S.C. will be able to experience the speed and capabilities of America’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network as the company expands network access to include 80,000 more people on Sept. 20. The planned expansion will extend coverage to residents in areas of Dorchester and Berkeley counties.

“Our 4G LTE network in and around Charleston provides speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G for surfing the Web, downloading files, streaming music and video, and staying in touch with family and friends,” said Jerry Fountain, president for Verizon Wireless’ Carolinas/Tenneessee region. “We understand that the way people communicate and do business is constantly evolving, and we’re committed to offering innovative solutions for wireless communication to local businesses, schools and families.”

Expanded 4G LTE service also means residents of Dorchester and Berkeley counties now have access to HomeFusion, a residential broadband solution made possible by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. Using 4G LTE, HomeFusion Broadband delivers high-speed, in-home Internet access, particularly where Internet options are limited or are not currently available.

Verizon Wireless is the only carrier in Charleston offering residents and visitors 4G LTE service, which is also currently available in South Carolina in Anderson, Clemson, Columbia, Darlington, Florence, Greenville, Greenwood, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Orangeburg and Spartanburg.

In May, a third-party network evaluator—RootMetrics—ranked Verizon Wireless the highest in Charleston for data services, call reliability and text messaging service. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network is the largest in the nation, covering more than 75 percent of the U.S. population in more than 370 markets across the United States. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, customers using Verizon’s 4G LTE should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. 

For more information and a current list of Verizon’s 4G LTE markets, 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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