Verizon Wireless Expands Digital Service in Denver and Boulder

Verizon Wireless Expands Digital Service in Denver and Boulder

Expansion is Part of Company's $40 Million Statewide Investment

August 21, 2001




In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents, Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, today announced that it has expanded its digital network in the greater Denver/Boulder area.

"Our new cell sites will provide customers with greater wireless network coverage and increased clarity when making wireless calls in the Denver and Boulder areas," said Marni Walden, Mountain Region President for Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Wireless customers will notice improved digital service in the following general vicinities in Denver: between South Lincoln and University, at Federal and Evans, at Sante Fe and Belleview and on 104th Avenue just west of 1-76.

In the Boulder area, improved digital service will be added along Highway 36, Highway 128, Colorado Boulevard and on Marshall Road.

These network enhancements are part of Verizon Wireless' $40 million investment this year in Colorado to improve its extensive, nationwide wireless network.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 97 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.