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Innovations in healthcare, education, sustainability and more fueled by Verizon Wireless' $641 million network investment in California in 2012

Friday, February 01, 2013

Innovations in healthcare, education, sustainability and more fueled by Verizon Wireless' $641 million network investment in California in 201214:03 EST Friday, February 01, 2013IRVINE, Calif., 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 $641 million during 2012 in California to provide new wireless services, expanding network coverage and capacity for customers across the state. Verizon Wireless' network investment in the Golden State now totals more than $7.8 billion 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 California including:Alameda CountyBerkeley Fremont Livermore OaklandButte CountyChico Oroville Paradise PalermoContra Costa CountyAntioch Brentwood PittsburgFresno CountyCalwa Coalinga Firebaugh Fowler Fresno Mendota Reedley SangerGlenn CountyOrlandHumboldt CountyArcata Cutten Eureka Fields Landing Fortuna McKinleyvilleKern CountyArvin Bakersfield Buttonwillow Grapevine Lake Isabella Lost Hills Maricopa McKittrick Mesa Marin Mojave Shafter Taft TehachapiKings CountyAvenal Corcoran Kettleman LemooreLake CountyClear Lake Lakeport MiddletownLos Angeles CountyActon Agua Dulce Canyon Country Lancaster Newhall Palmdale Quartz Hill Santa Clarita Saugus Stevenson Ranch ValenciaMadera CountyMaderaMarin CountyMill Valley Nicasio Novato San Rafael Sausalito/Tiburon TomalesMariposa CountyBear ValleyMendocino CountyBoonville Fort Bragg Hopland Mendocino UkiahMerced CountyGustine Hilmar MercedMonterey CountyCarmel Monterey SalinasNapa CountyAngwin Calistoga Coombsville Napa Rutherford St. Helena YountvillePlacer CountyLincoln Rocklin RosevilleRiverside CountyBanning Beaumont Blythe Butterfield Calimesa Cathedral City Coachella Desert Hot Springs Hemet Indian Wells Indio Jurupa Valley La Quinta Moreno Valley Palm Desert Palm Springs Rancho Mirage San JacintoSacramento CountySacramentoSan Benito CountyHollisterSan Bernardino CountyAdelanto Apple Valley Big Bear Lake Colton Fort Irwin Grand Terrace Hesperia Highland Joshua Tree Lake Arrowhead Loma Linda Lucerne Valley Redlands San Bernardino Twentynine Palms Victorville Yucaipa Yucca ValleySan Diego CountyAlpine Camp Pendleton Fallbrook Imperial Beach Lakeside Oceanside San Marcos San Ysidro VistaSan Francisco CountySan FranciscoSan Joaquin CountyStocktonSan Luis Obispo CountyArroyo Grande Cambria Cayucos Creston Lake Nacimiento Los Osos Morro Bay Pismo Beach San Luis ObispoSan Mateo CountyHalf Moon BaySanta Barbara CountyIsla Vista Lompoc Santa Barbara Santa Maria Santa YnezSanta Clara CountyCampbell Gilroy Los Altos Los Gatos Milpitas Morgan Hill Mountain View Palo Alto San Jose SunnyvaleSanta Cruz CountyCapitola Santa Cruz Scotts Valley WatsonvilleShasta CountyOlinda ReddingSolano CountyBenicia Fairfield VacavilleSonoma CountyBodega Bay Cloverdale Guerneville Healdsburg Petaluma Santa Rosa SonomaStanislaus CountyModestoSutter CountyYuba CityTehama CountyCorning Red Bluff VinaTulare CountyDinuba Exeter Lindsay Porterville Strathmore Tulare VisaliaVentura CountyAgoura Hills Camarillo Fillmore Moorpark Oak View Ojai Oxnard Port Hueneme Santa Paula Saticoy Simi Valley Thousand Oaks Ventura Westlake VillageYolo CountyDavis WoodlandYuba CountyMarysvilleVerizon Wireless first launched its 4G LTE network in California in December 2010.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 WirelessVerizon 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 WirelessFor further information: Southern California: Ken Muche, +1-949-286-8193, Ken.Muche@verizonwireless.com, or Northern California: Heidi Flato, +1-925-279-6545, Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com