Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Will Be Available In Oskaloosa, Iowa On Dec. 20

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

WHAT:                                  Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network will officially launch in the Oskaloosa, Iowa area on Dec. 20.  Verizon Wireless customers in the area will be able to experience the speed and capabilities offered by the nation’s largest 4G LTE network when the company introduces the service on Dec. 20.                            

WHERE:                               The 4G LTE network will include the city of Oskaloosa and Albia, Bloomfield, Centerville, Eddyville, Fairfield, New Sharon and Sigourney.  New coverage will extend along State Highway 92 west of  Oskaloosa to the Marion County line and east to Sigourney.  Coverage will include U.S. Highway 63 from Oskaloosa north to the Poweshiek County line and south to Eddyville.  From Centerville, coverage extends along State Highway 2 east to Farmington and west to State Highway 142.

Coverage maps will be available online on Dec. 20 at

WHEN:                                  Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012                            

BACKGROUND:                 Two years after its launch, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network  offers more 4G LTE coverage than all other competitors’ networks combined, with coverage currently available to more than 250 million people throughout the United States in 470 markets.  

“The expansion of our 4G LTE network coverage in the Oskaloosa area will allow customers in more parts of  Iowa to stay in touch like never before – uploading, downloading and connecting online with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G,” said Seamus Hyland, president-Great Plains Region, Verizon Wireless. “We are enabling more consumers and businesses to take advantage of the innovations that are being brought to market through 4G LTE technology.”

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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