Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Launches In Yakima, Washington On Jan. 17

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 Yakima, Washington on Jan. 17.  Verizon Wireless customers in Central Washington using their 4G LTE-enabled devices can surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share music and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G networks.                                               

WHERE:                               New 4G LTE sites are located in Yakima, Union Gap, Selah and Moxee City. For street-level detail of coverage and more, please visit:

WHEN:                                  Thursday, Jan. 17, 2012                                                          

BACKGROUND:                 Two years after its launch, the Verizon 4G LTE network is available to 273.5 million people across the U.S. – close to 89 percent of the U.S. population – and offers more 4G LTE coverage than all other competitors’ networks combined.

Verizon Wireless also topped the most recent RootMetrics network performance tests for the Seattle market, winning for Data Performance, Text Performance and overall Combined Performance. See the test results here.

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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