Verizon Wireless Expands Popular Nashville Wireless Broadband Network To Adjacent Middle Tennessee Areas

NASHVILLE, TN — In an effort to provide Middle Tennessee residents with access to high-speed business and entertainment-based services on their wireless phones, laptops and other wireless devices, Verizon Wireless has expanded its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network in the Nashville area to surrounding counties, cities and towns.

Customers in metropolitan Nashville have enjoyed the high-speed business and entertainment-based services since October 2006, and today, more Verizon Wireless customers in the middle Tennessee counties of Cheatham, Maury, Robertson and Wilson can experience the high-speed wireless service.

"More Tennesseans can download streaming video, television news clips and 1.5 million songs from Verizon Wireless' music library, all at high-speed and on the nations most reliable network.*" said Jerry Fountain, Carolinas/Tennessee region president for Verizon Wireless. "Business executives can now stay connected to the office and their files with remote access e-mail and wireless Internet services from across town or the country."

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States, and the company's EV-DO network reaches more than 200 million Americans. Verizon Wireless currently offers EV-DO services in all five Tennessee metropolitan areas (Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis and Tri-Cities) as well as Tazewell, Union City and Dyersburg.

In 2006, Verizon Wireless invested $200 million to build, maintain and expand its high-quality network, and since 2003, the company has spent $430 million in the volunteer state to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage and capacity. On a national level, Verizon Wireless has spent $35 billion nationwide over the last seven years to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage and capacity.

BroadbandAccess BroadbandAccess provides on-the-go professionals with full, mobile access to their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection. Users can conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

With average access speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps), users can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment — the equivalent of a small PowerPoint®presentation or a large PDF file — in about 20 seconds. Current and new customers with any voice plan can now get unlimited BroadbandAccess for $59.99 monthly access with a two-year customer agreement. For non-voice customers, BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access for unlimited use with a one-year customer agreement.

BroadbandAccess customers who travel outside the coverage area with an EV-DO-capable device will switch seamlessly to Verizon Wireless' existing NationalAccess network that offers average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kbps, with bursts up to 144 kbps.

V CAST V CAST, the nation's first wireless broadband multimedia service for consumers, offers the most comprehensive selection available of music, videos and 3D games on demand. Users can stream video clips (up to five minutes long) of the hottest entertainment, music videos, movie trailers, sports highlights, news and breaking weather directly to their Verizon Wireless V CAST-capable phone.

With V CAST Music, customers can browse and download songs from the V CAST Music library of 1.5 million songs directly onto their V CAST Music-enabled phone or Windows®XP-enabled PC. They can also transfer music from their PC to their V CAST Music-enabled phone and take their tunes with them without a second device.

Customers with select V CAST-enabled phones can check out V CAST whenever they want for just $3.00 for 24-hour use. Additional BroadbandAccess and V CAST pricing and product information is available at

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About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 57 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 60,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at  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