Innovations in healthcare, education, sustainability and more fueled by Verizon Wireless' nearly $21 million network investment in Hawai'i in 2012

Mon Feb 4, 2013 2:00pm EST

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HONOLULU,  Feb. 4, 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  Russ Preite, region president for
Verizon Wireless.   

Verizon Wireless invested  $20.7 million  during 2012 in Hawai'i to provide new
wireless services, expanding network coverage and capacity for customers across
the state.  Verizon Wireless' network investment in the Aloha State now totals
more than  $315 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 Hawai'i  including:

Big Island

* Captain Cook
* Glenwood  
* Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park  
* Hawi
* Honokohau  
* Kailua-Kona
* Kealakekua
* Keauhou
* Ninole  
* Papaikou
* Pepeekeo
* South Kohala  resorts including Hilton, Marriott,  Mauna Lani, and Hapuna  
* Volcano
* Waikoloa
* Waikoloa Village
* Waimea

Kauai

* Lihue
* Puhi  
* Nawiliwili  
* Wailua Homesteads  
* Kapaa

Lanai

* Lanai City
* Manele Bay Resort

Maui

* Haiku Town  
* Paia

Molokai

* Hoolehua Airport

O'ahu

* Iwilei  
* Makaha
* Kapahulu  
* Kualoa Point  
* Mapunapuna  
* Sand Island  
* Waipahu

Verizon Wireless first launched its 4G LTE network in Hawai'i in  July 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


Heidi Flato, +1-925-279-6545, Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com

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