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Verizon Wireless Introduces America's Largest 4G LTE Network In Augusta And Waterville, Maine

Company's 4G LTE Network Available In More Than 410 Markets Across The Country

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October 18, 2012

Michael Murphy
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Melissa Latham

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AUGUSTA, ME — Verizon Wireless customers with compatible devices in Augusta and Waterville, Maine will be able to experience the blazingly fast speeds and capabilities of America’s largest 4G LTE network when the service launches there today, October 18.  With the introduction of the nation’s fastest 4G network in 23 new markets and the expansion in 41 existing markets, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE coverage is now available in more than 410 markets across the United States, surpassing its previously announced goal of providing its mobile broadband service in 400 markets by the end of this year.  The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network covers nearly 4 out of 5 people in the U.S. – and offers more 4G LTE coverage in the U.S. than all other networks combined. 

“In less than two years we’ve expanded 4G LTE coverage to over 400 markets nationwide,” said Christine Berberich, New England President for Verizon Wireless.  “With today’s addition of 4G LTE coverage in Augusta and Waterville, more Mainers will be able to stay in touch with family, friends and colleagues, all at speeds up to 10 times faster than before.  We continue expanding and enhancing our 4G LTE network across New England to provide our customers with the best wireless experience possible.”

Elsewhere in New England the company recently announced that 4G LTE service will be launched in Keene, Lebanon and Claremont, New Hampshire by the end of this year.

Innovations with 4G LTE Technology

To date, Verizon Wireless has introduced 37 4G LTE-enabled devices, including smartphones, tablets, personal Wi-Fi hotspots and more since the network launched 22 months ago.  Verizon Wireless customers can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices and solutions to experience the nation’s fastest 4G network.  The newest 4G LTE devices include the DROID RAZR M by Motorola and the Samsung Galaxy S® III.  Details can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4G LTE.  Information on plans and pricing for consumers and businesses is available at www.verizonwireless.com/plans.

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 nearly 96 million retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 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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