Innovations in healthcare, education, sustainability and more fueled by Verizon Wireless' more than $80 million network investment in Nevada in 2012

Fri Feb 1, 2013 12:30pm EST

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LAS VEGAS,  Feb. 1, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- In 2012, technology solutions made
possible by the strength of the Verizon Wireless network helped millions more
Americans access  preventative healthcare  and made one of the largest recyclers
in the nation  more efficient.  School buses outfitted with wireless connections
helped students continue learning outside of the school walls and arrive home
safely.  Businesses kept the lights on and systems running thanks to reliable
wireless emergency-backup options.  And professional sports teams transformed
their  on-field  and  on-court  operations using connected tablets.   

"Our technology and networks help to make people stronger by delivering powerful
solutions for consumers and businesses," said  Walter Jones, West Area vice
president of Network, Verizon Wireless.   

Verizon Wireless invested more than  $80 million  during 2012 in  Nevada  to
provide new wireless services; expanding network coverage and capacity for
customers across the state.  

Verizon Wireless' network investment in the Silver State now totals more than 
$750 million  since 2000.  Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than 
$80 billion  since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its
premier nationwide networks and to add new services.

As part of its 2012 network investment, Verizon Wireless expanded its 4G LTE
network throughout  Nevada  including:

1Boulder City 2Carson City 3Caughlin Ranch 4Elko 5Fallon 6Glendale 7Hawthorne
8Imlay 9Laughlin 10McDermitt 11Pahrump 12Silver Springs 13Winnemucca

Verizon Wireless first launched its 4G LTE network in metro  Las Vegas  in  Dec.
2010  and in  Reno  in  Sept. 2011.

Already the  largest commercial 4G LTE network  in the world, the Verizon
Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in  476 markets.  By the end of 2013,
the Verizon 4G LTE footprint will completely cover the area served today by its
3G network.  For more information on solutions powered by Verizon, visit 
www.verizon.com/powerfulanswers.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most
reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers, including
92.5 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in  Basking Ridge, N.J.,
with more than 73,000 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.

SOURCE  Verizon Wireless


Las Vegas, Jenny Weaver, +1-480-763-6321, Jenny.Weaver@verizonwireless.com or
Northern Nevada, Heidi Flato, +1-925-279-6545, Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com

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