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Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Available in and around Lewiston-Auburn, Maine on Dec. 20

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Available in and around Lewiston-Auburn, Maine on Dec. 2010:10 EST Wednesday, December 19, 2012 (Business Wire) -- Verizon Wireless: WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network WHAT: Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network is coming to Lewiston and Auburn, Maine on Dec. 20. Verizon Wireless customers in Lewiston, Auburn and 26 additional nearby communities will be able to experience the speed and capabilities offered by the nation's largest 4G LTE network when the company introduces the service tomorrow. WHERE: The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will further expand to the following Maine communities on Dec. 20: Andover Auburn Bethel Buckfield Durham Gilead Greene Hanover Hebron Jay Leeds Lewiston Lisbon Litchfield Mechanic Falls Milton Minot Norway Otisfield Oxford Paris Poland Raymond Rumford Sabattus Turner Wales Woodstock For street-level detail of coverage and more, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE. WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 BACKGROUND: Two years after its launch, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network offers more 4G LTE coverage than all other competitors' networks combined, with coverage currently available to more than 250 million people throughout the United States. On Thursday, Dec. 20, the network will expand to offer 4G LTE service in more than 470 markets throughout the country. “With speeds up to ten times faster than 3G, Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network will soon offer customers in Lewiston-Auburn, and other nearby communities, tremendous opportunities to better connect and innovate,” commented Christine Berberich, New England President for Verizon Wireless. “As New England's wireless leader we continue to invest in and expand our 4G LTE coverage across Maine and look forward to bringing these Vacationland communities aboard Thursday.” Since 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $3 billion into its New England network, including more than $297 million in 2011, to increase coverage and capacity on behalf of customers. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network is the nation's largest and was recently recognized in New England for ranking highest among all other national wireless providers in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study(SM), Volume 2. To learn more about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, please visit http://news.verizonwireless.com/news/2012/12/verizon-wireless-4G-LTE-two-year-anniversary.html. For a full list of 4G LTE markets please 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. Media Contact:For Verizon WirelessMichael Murphy, 781-932-1213Michael.Murphy@verizonwireless.comorLindsay Goodspeed, 978-518-4549LGoodspeed@matternow.com