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

Friday, August 30, 2013

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

13:07 EDT Friday, August 30, 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 the Northeast, including New England states Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, and in the five other regions covering the rest of the continental U.S., in the J.D. Power 2013 Wireless Network Quality Performance StudySM, Volume 2, issued Aug. 29.

This is the 18th consecutive reporting period that Verizon Wireless ranks highest in the Northeast Region.

The J.D. Power study measured network quality among U.S. wireless service providers. More than 26,000 wireless subscribers were surveyed by J.D. Power from January through June 2013 about their experiences with wireless voice, text messaging and data usage. Based on their responses, Verizon Wireless ranked highest among national wireless companies in all six regions, including the Northeast, and tied in the North Central region.

WHERE: In six regions covering the U.S., including New England, encompassing the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

BACKGROUND: The Verizon 4G LTE network is now available to nearly 301 million people in more than 500 markets across the United States, representing more than 99 percent of the company's 3G footprint.

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 the six states in New England.

In 2013, Verizon Wireless added 4G LTE coverage to numerous cell sites within New England, providing customers with speeds up to ten times faster than 3G networks. Recent enhancements to Verizon Wireless' Network include:

  • 4G LTE Coverage In and Around Claremont, New Hampshire
  • 4G LTE Coverage along New Hampshire Seacoast and Maine Beaches Region
  • 4G LTE Coverage around New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee
  • 4G LTE Coverage across Northwestern Rhode Island
  • 4G LTE Network Expands to Mad River Glen in Vermont
  • 4G LTE Coverage on Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard
  • 4G LTE Coverage in and around Boothbay Harbor, Maine
  • 4G LTE Coverage near Sebago Lake in Maine
  • 4G LTE Coverage in Bar Harbor, Maine
  • 4G LTE Coverage in and around Stamford, Connecticut
  • 4G LTE Coverage in Connecticut's Hartford and Tolland Counties

Verizon Wireless' roll out of its 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network across New England is now substantially complete.

“The comprehensive lineup of devices at Verizon Wireless, from smartphones and tablets to lifestyle accessories and jetpacks, are all powered and backed by our network,” said Christine Berberich, New England President for Verizon Wireless. “This study and other third-party studies are why our customers in New England have the confidence to rely on the Verizon Wireless network to stay connected when they need it the most.”

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 100.1 million retail customers, including 94.3 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. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

Verizon Wireless
Michael Murphy, 781-932-1213
Michael.Murphy(at)verizonwireless.com
http://twitter.com/VZWMike
or
Diane Carragher, 978-518-4509
Diane(at)matternow.com

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