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Pennsylvania Verizon Wireless Enhances The Power Of Its 4G LTE Network In Wyndmoor, PA

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pennsylvania Verizon Wireless Enhances The Power Of Its 4G LTE Network In Wyndmoor, PA12:40 EST Tuesday, February 12, 2013-- Company Expands Local 4G LTE Network For Residents, Businesses And Visitors -- Part Of Ongoing Nationwide Deployment Of High-Speed Data Network -- 4G LTE Now Available In 476 Markets Across U.S.; Covers More Than 94% Of Philadelphia RegionWYNDMOOR, Pa., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Verizon Wireless recently activated new 4G LTE coverage in Wyndmoor, Pa., further expanding the company's high-speed wireless data network coverage. The expansion provides increased wireless voice and 4G LTE data coverage north along Stenton Avenue to Gorgas Lane, south along Germantown Avenue and Pleasant Street, east along Washington Lane and Anderson Street, and west along Ardleigh Street and Durham Street. 4G LTE lets Verizon Wireless customers use their 4G LTE-enabled devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share music, and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to use their 4G LTE smartphones, tablets, notebooks, laptop modems and mobile hotspots to experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink."We've always believed the best wireless devices deserve the best wireless network," said Mario Turco, Philadelphia Tri-State Region President for Verizon Wireless. "People everywhere are increasingly relying on their tablets, smartphones and apps to stay organized, connected and entertained.  Our investment here in the Philadelphia Tri-State region and across the country has kept us ahead of this consumer trend and underscores our belief that 4G LTE delivers the best value to customers by maximizing the performance of their wireless devices."Verizon Wireless customers can also take advantage of HomeFusion? Broadband, a solution that leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly in areas where Internet options are limited or are not currently available.Verizon Wireless customers can also take advantage of HomeFusion? Broadband, a solution that leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly in areas where Internet options are limited or are not currently available.Verizon Wireless has invested more than $1.6 billion in the Philadelphia Tri-State region network since 2000, including $186 million in 2012 alone, to increase coverage and capacity on behalf of customers.Currently, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available in 476 markets across the United States.  The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network covers more than 94 percent of the Philadelphia region, including Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, Harrisburg, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and large portions of southern New Jersey and Delaware.When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, 4G LTE devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless' 3G network, where available, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast.  Verizon Wireless' 3G network is the most reliable high-speed data network in the country and allows customers in 3G coverage areas who purchase 4G LTE devices today to take advantage of 4G LTE speeds when the faster network becomes available in their area, or when they travel to areas already covered by 4G LTE.  Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte for a full list of 4G LTE markets and additional information on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.  For street-level detail of coverage and more, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE.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: Sheldon Jones, +1-215-638-5668; 215-219-8890 (cell), Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com, www.twitter.com/VZWSheldon