Verizon's 4G LTE Network Expanded Across Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Verizon Wireless customers across Indiana today can take advantage of the Verizon Wireless 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network with an expansion and new launches for a territory that covers 72 Hoosier cities and towns in 16 counties.

“From the smallest cities to the county seats, Verizon reinforce our commitment to leading the way in 4G LTE and providing our customers the best products and services available,” said John Granby, president–Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. “Many more Hoosier businesses, schools, government agencies and homeowners can push the boundaries of communication by taking advantage of the speed and connectivity offered by our 4G LTE.”

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

When Indiana 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 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.

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $1.3 billion in its Indiana network since 2000, including $159 million in 2011 alone, to increase coverage and capacity on behalf of its customers.

The following Indiana cities and towns are now covered in Verizon’s April 19 4G LTE launches and expansion:

BLACKFORD COUNTYHartford City and Shamrock Lake

BOONE COUNTY Advance, Elizaville, Fayette, Jamestown, Lebanon, Shepherd and Whitestown

CASS COUNTY Galveston

CLINTON COUNTY Pickard

GRANT COUNTY Arcana, Cole, Converse, Fairmount, Fowlerton, Gas City, Hackleman, Herbst, Jalapa, Jonesboro, Marion, Matthews, Point Isabel, Shady Hills, Sims, Swayzee and Upland

HAMILTON COUNTYArcadia, Cicero, Sheridan

HENDRICKS COUNTYAmo, Avon, Cartersburg, Clayton, Coatesville, Danville, Hazelwood, Lizton, Maplewood, North Salem, Pittsboro and Stilesville

HOWARD COUNTYCassville, Center, Greentown, Guy, Indian Heights, Kappa Corner, Kokomo, Plevna, Ridgeway, Russiaville, Vermont, West Liberty

MADISON COUNTYElwood, Leisure, Summitville

MIAMI COUNTYBennetts Switch and Wawpecong

MONTGOMERY COUNTYNew Ross

MORGAN COUNTYBriarwood and Mooresville

PUTNAM COUNTYGroveland

TIPPECANOE COUNTYShadeland

TIPTON COUNTYGroomsville, Nevada, Normanda, Tipton, Sharpsville, Windfall

WABASH COUNTYLa Fontaine

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network was named “Fastest 4G Network Yet” by Popular Science’s 2011 Best of What’s New Awards, and was also ranked No. 1 on PC World’s 100 Best Products of 2011. For more information about Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.

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About Verizon Wireless in IndianaIn Indiana, Verizon Wireless has more than 500 employees and more than 300 locations including company-owned retail stores, indirect agents and national retailers.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 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.

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