Verizon Wireless Invests Nearly $140 Million In Pennsylvania In The First Half Of 2007

WARRENDALE, PA — Verizon Wireless announced today that it has invested $140 million to increase the coverage and capacity of its network and to add services in Pennsylvania in the first half of 2007, bringing its total investment to nearly $1.4 billion in the state since 2001.

Verizon Wireless offers its high-speed Evolution Data Optimized Revision A (EV-DO Rev. A) network in cities throughout Pennsylvania including Harrisburg, Hershey, Lancaster, Lebanon, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Williamsport and York.

With the high-speed wireless broadband network, Verizon Wireless customers can to download files at speeds approximately ten times faster than customers of wireless service that use different broadly deployed network technologies.

"By continuing to expand our coverage in Pennsylvania, we provide our customers with the highest quality of service," said Roger Tang, president—Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless. "We have heavily invested in the state to provide the most reliable network that enables our customers to take advantage of the latest advances in wireless technology."

About Verizon WirelessVerizon 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 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