Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Expands Around Bakersfield, California, 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 is expanding in the Bakersfield area on Dec. 20.  More Verizon Wireless customers in the Kern, Kings and Tulare Counties will be able to experience the speed and capabilities offered by the nation’s largest 4G LTE network when the company expands the service tomorrow.  

WHERE: In Kern County including Highway 33 at McKittrick, Highway 58 near Hwy 223, I-5 at Lebec and Tejon Pass, NE Kern County along China Grade Loop and Round Mountain Road areas.

In Kings and Tulare Counties including I-5 from Kettleman City through Highway 198 into Fresno County, along Highway 41 from I-5 to Hwy 46 and Lemoore Naval Air Station.

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WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

BACKGROUND: On Thursday, Dec. 20, the network will launch in 29 new markets and expand in 36 existing markets to offer 4G LTE service in a total of 470 markets throughout the country.  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.  

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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