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Columbus residents experience the No. 1 ranked network with Verizon

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Performance enhancements attributed to investments and new technology

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Verizon continues to make advances in the wireless industry to ensure its customers have the best possible experience to share life's moments. This is especially true in Columbus where the nation's leading wireless provider is continuously investing in upgrades to its network – like boosted capacity – so its customers can call, text, stream and post at anytime, anywhere.

Verizon's ongoing yearly investments in Ohio ($385 million in 2016), combined with its leadership in deploying advanced technologies, resulted in its Columbus network coming out on top as ranked by RootMetrics®, an independent organization.

Last year, Verizon invested more than $11 billion in its network nationwide - including Columbus. Many of the upgrades have come in the form of "small cells" hidden on top of traffic signals and utility poles, boosting coverage and capacity in highly populated areas. These small cells are not only improving Verizon's 4G LTE network now but will also provide the foundation for the next generation of wireless: 5G. The small cells help increase network capacity. Verizon also invests in backup power for its network so that when storms pass through and commercial power is lost, its customers are still able to stay connected.

"Our customers are our most important asset and that's why day in and day out our teams are committed to ensuring they have the best experience on the nation's largest and most reliable network," said Market President, John Granby.

Today's consumers expect superior network performance and Verizon continues to deliver on that promise whether that's in Ohio, or across the nation.

*Rankings based on RootMetrics Columbus (February 2017) RootScore® Report. Tested with best commercially available smartphones on 4 national mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon.