Verizon Wireless Expands Wireless Broadband Network To Include Copper Mountain, Keystone, Loveland, Snowmass, Steamboat Springs, And Winter Park, Colorado

DENVER, CO — Wireless customers in more Colorado ski destinations now have access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless devices thanks to Verizon Wireless.

The new capabilities come with the expansion of the company's Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision (Rev.) A network to more popular winter destinations, enabling both its BroadbandAccess and V CAST services. The company expanded its high speed wireless data network earlier this year to include Aspen, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Vail.

BroadbandAccess

The company's enhanced high-speed wireless service, with average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits, is geared towards mobile professionals, business customers and on-the-go students. BroadbandAccess users have the ability to get their corporate information as if they were attached to the information via a high-speed wired connection but with the freedom of true mobility. For example, customers with Rev. A-compatible devices can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment — the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file — in about eight seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 13 seconds.

V CAST

The company's consumer-oriented multimedia service offers V CAST subscribers music and short content on-demand, including cutting-edge 3D games, music, videos, news, weather, and sports.

"The broadband network expansion has something for everyone on the go," said Melanie Braidich, regional president of Verizon Wireless. "BroadbandAccess lets our business customers experience a truly untethered mobile office experience. With V CAST, consumers have access to the most comprehensive selection of downloadable music, high-quality videos and coolest 3D games found anywhere."

Coverage

With this recent expansion, coverage now includes the following communities and points-of-interest in Colorado:


  • Copper Mountain, including village and ski area

  • Keystone, including town and ski area

  • Loveland, including ski area

  • Snowmass, including ski area

  • Steamboat Springs, including town and ski area

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. Today, its entire nationwide CDMA 1x EV-DO network has been enhanced to Revision (Rev.) A technology that reaches more than 210 million people.

The company has invested more than $529 million in its Colorado network in the past five years to ensure network reliability and expanded coverage, capacity and capabilities.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 62.1 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 67,000 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 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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