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Verizon Wireless Recognized as the Network Quality Leader in New England in Latest J.D. Power and Associates Study

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Verizon Wireless' 2012 Network Investment Tops $250 Million In New England</b></i> </p>

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Verizon Wireless Recognized as the Network Quality Leader in New England in Latest J.D. Power and Associates Study14:30 EST Thursday, March 07, 2013 (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 ranked highest among all other national wireless providers in New England, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, in the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study(SM), Volume 1, issued Thursday. This is the 17th consecutive reporting period that Verizon Wireless ranks highest in the Northeast region.   The J.D. Power and Associates study measured network quality among U.S. wireless service providers. More than 27,000 wireless subscribers were surveyed by J.D. Power and Associates between July and December 2012 about their experiences with wireless voice, text messaging and data usage. Based on their responses, Verizon Wireless performed above the regional average in all six regions and ranked highest among national wireless companies in five regions, including the Northeast.   WHERE: Throughout New England, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont   BACKGROUND: Two years after its launch, the Verizon 4G LTE network is available to more than 273 million people across the U.S. – close to 89 percent of the U.S. population. For a full list of 4G LTE markets please visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.   In 2012, Verizon Wireless completed $256 million in wireless network enhancements across New England, increasing the company's regional network investment to more than $3.3 billion since its inception in 2000.   Since December 2010, when Verizon Wireless launched its 4G LTE network in the Metro Boston area, the company has aggressively expanded its 4G LTE footprint throughout all six states of New England. In 2012, Verizon Wireless added 4G LTE coverage to 1,000 cell sites throughout New England, providing customers with speeds up to ten times faster than 3G networks.   “We are committed to providing our customers the best possible network experience,” commented Christine Berberich, New England Region President for Verizon Wireless. “In 2012 we invested $256 million into our wireless networks across New England, empowering customers to use smart devices and accessories in faster, more innovative ways.” 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). 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(at)verizonwireless.comhttp://twitter.com/VZWMikeorDiane Carragher, 978-518-4509Diane(at)matternow.com