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Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Available Throughout Greater Bangor, Maine on Dec. 20

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Available Throughout Greater Bangor, Maine on Dec. 2010:12 EST Wednesday, December 19, 2012 BANGOR, Maine (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 Bangor, Maine on Dec. 20. Verizon Wireless customers in Bangor and nearly 70 additional surrounding 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: Appleton Atkinson Bangor Belfast Belmont Benton Brooks Bucksport Burnham Camden Canaan Carmel Charleston Chester Clinton Corinna Corinth Crystal Dedham Detroit Dexter Dixmont East Millinocket Eddington Ellsworth Etna Glenburn Garland Hampden Hermon Holden Kenduskeag Levant Liberty Lincoln Medway Millinocket Montville Morrill Newburgh Newport Northport Old Town Orland Orono Orrington Owls Head Palermo Palmyra Patten Pittsfield Plymouth Prospect Rockland Rockport Searsmont South Thomaston Stetson Stockton Springs Thomaston Union Unity Veazie Verona Waldo Warren Washington Winterport 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 Bangor, 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. Verizon WirelessMichael Murphy, 781-932-1213Michael.Murphy@verizonwireless.comorfor Verizon WirelessLindsay Goodspeed, 978-518-4549LGoodspeed@matternow.com