Connecticut Residents Benefit From Continuing Verizon Wireless Network Expansion

EAST HARTFORD, CT — In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for residents and travelers in Connecticut, Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, expanded its Connecticut network with 14 new cell sites during third quarter 2007. The recently activated sites have increased coverage and capacity in:

  1. Bristol, Plainville and Southington along I-84 and Route 10

  2. Brooklyn and Danielson along Routes 6 and 169 in eastern Brooklyn and western Danielson

  3. Danbury along I-84

  4. Glastonbury in town and along Routes 2 and 94

  5. Greenwich along Riverside Road

  6. Groton along Routes 349 and 649, as well as improved coverage at Groton-New London Airport

  7. Hartford in the south end, including Maple, New Britain, Franklin, and Wethersfield Avenues

  8. Jewett City along I-395

  9. Madison along Route 79

  10. Monroe and Shelton along Route 10

  11. New Britain and Farmington along I-84 and Route 9

  12. North Guilford and North Madison along Route 80

  13. Putnam along I-395, Route 12, and Route 44

  14. Sharon, Cornwall and Canaan along Route 7

Verizon Wireless invested $145 million during the first six months of the year to enhance wireless capacity and coverage throughout the six states of New England, elevating the cumulative network investment in the region to more than $2 billion since 2000. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $40 billion in its network since 2000 when the company was formed to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless voice and data services, including picture messaging, text messaging, BroadbandAccess high-speed Internet, and the company's exclusive V CAST service.

BroadbandAccess customers in enhanced broadband wireless coverage areas can expect average upload speeds between 500 and 800 kbps, and download speeds between 600 kbps and 1.4 mbps. V CAST brings video clips of TV shows, downloadable music on demand and other multimedia services to wireless phones over Verizon Wireless' high-speed EV-DO network.

Strong demand for Verizon Wireless services continued during the third quarter of 2007 as the company added 1.6 million net new customers.

The company's 'nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network' reputation is based on network studies performed by real-life test men and test women throughout the country. Nationally, these test men and women drive nearly 91 specially equipped vehicles almost 1,000,000 miles annually on Interstate, U.S. and state highways as well as major roads and surface streets in high-population areas, based upon U.S. Census counts, to confirm that voice calls and data connections are successful on the first attempt and stay connected. Vehicles are equipped with computers that automatically make more than three million voice call attempts and more than 16 million data tests annually on Verizon Wireless' network and the networks of other carriers.

About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 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 68,000 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