Verizon Wireless Completes $267 Million In Network Enhancements In New York Metro Region

Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:45pm EST

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Company's Regional Network Investment Over Past Decade Exceeds $3 Billion
NEW YORK,  Feb. 15, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless  today announced the
completion of  $267 million  in  wireless network  enhancements in the New York
Metro Region in 2012, increasing the company's regional network investment to
more than  $3 billion  since 2000.  

During the year, Verizon Wireless expanded its 4G LTE network, providing
customers with speeds up to ten times faster than 3G to more than 470 markets
nationwide.  In 2012 the company expanded 4G LTE coverage in portions of  New
York,  Northern New Jersey  and  Long Island.

"We're proud to announce this  $267 million  in network investment throughout
the New York Metro Region. Today more Verizon Wireless customers have access to
our 4G LTE network, empowering them to stay in touch with family, friends and
colleagues, at speeds up to 10 times faster than before. We will continue
expanding and enhancing our 4G LTE network to provide the best wireless
experience possible," said  Pat Devlin, regional president, Verizon Wireless. 

Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than  $80 billion  since it was
formed in 2000 to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide
networks and to add new services.  

Verizon Wireless performed well in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, due in
large part to the billions of dollars of investments made into its wireless
network and emergency preparedness.  Verizon Wireless deployed nearly 20
emergency mobile assets to the hardest hit areas across the Northeast enabling
customers to charge their equipment, make free phone calls, obtain accessories
and arrange for FEMA assistance during the recovery and rebuilding process.

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Timeline in the New York Metro Region

* December 2010

* Verizon launched the blazing fast 4G LTE network in the New York Metro Region,
establishing 4G LTE access across  New York City, as well as  Nassau  and 
Westchester  Counties.

* November 2011

* 4G LTE service was made available in  Northern New Jersey, with residents in 
Somerset,  Bergen,  Hudson,  Middlesex,  Essex  and Union Counties seeing
coverage for the first time.

* May 2012

* Verizon expanded 4G LTE network coverage across  Long Island  (Nassau County, 
Huntington, South Shore, and eastern end of  Suffolk County).

* Looking Forward

* As expansions continue, the entire New York Metro Region-New York City,  Long
Island,  Westchester  and  Rockland  Counties, and areas of Northern New
Jersey-is expected to receive full 4G LTE coverage by the end of this year.

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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). 
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Esmeralda Diaz Cameron
Verizon Wireless  

Kaitlyn Kotlowski
Crenshaw Communications

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