Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Available In Mt. Vernon, Illinois Area Starting 11/15

WHO:                                     Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network.

WHAT:                                  Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network is coming to Mt. Vernon, Illinois on Nov. 15. Verizon Wireless customers in Mt. Vernon will be able to experience the speed and capabilities offered by the innovative solutions available on its 4G LTE network when the company introduces the service on Thursday. 

WHERE:                               In addition to Mt. Vernon, customers in Idlewood, Bluford, Wayne City, Mill Shoals, Opdyke, Bonnie and Dubois will have access to the 4G LTE network.

The expansion also extends Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network coverage along the stretch of Interstate 64 from Mt. Vernon east through Wayne County, Illinois.

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WHEN:                                  Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

BACKGROUND:                 The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network offers more 4G LTE coverage than all other competitors’ networks combined.  The network is currently available to more than 250 million people throughout the United States.  On Nov. 15, the network will expand to offer 4G LTE service in more than 440 markets throughout the country.  

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QUOTE:                                “When we launch our 4G service in Mt. Vernon, Verizon Wireless customers with 4G LTE smartphones, tablet and other devices, will have direct access to the superfast speeds that are available in 440 other markets today,” said Brendan Fallis, president – Kansas/Missouri/southern Illinois Region, Verizon Wireless.  “Every day in every way, Verizon Wireless works to continue to provide our customers with the best wireless experience in the U.S.”          

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network.  The company serves nearly 96 million retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit  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