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$240 Million Invested In Florida Network During 2012 To Enhance Technology, Services For Customers Across State

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TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless invested approximately $240 million in network enhancements in Florida during 2012 to expand 4G LTE and other advanced wireless technologies to customers across the state. The rapid rollout of the nation's fastest 4G service will continue in 2013, with Verizon 4G LTE scheduled to cover the company's entire Florida network footprint by the end of the year.

Verizon 4G LTE already covers all of Florida's major markets and is accessible to the vast majority of the state's population.

"The rapid expansion of 4G LTE was a priority in 2012 as customers feasted on the technology's rich capabilities all over the state," said Frank Wise, network executive director for the Verizon Wireless Florida region.  "We're pleased to be far ahead of our competitors and plan to complete our 4G LTE Florida build-out by the end of 2013."

Verizon Wireless also reinforced its 3G EVDO technology, the nation's largest and most reliable 3G network, during 2012 in Florida.

Among a variety of special initiatives during the past year, Verizon network engineers completed high-tech installations and upgrades to numerous large sports facilities in Florida so fans would have a better wireless experience.  These venues include Amway Arena and the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando; Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach; Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) in Gainesville; Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee; Marlins Park and Dolphins Stadium in Miami; Everbank Field in Jacksonville; and Brandon Forum, St Pete Times Forum, Raymond James Stadium and Tropicana Field in the Tampa Bay area.

"Sports venues and events often provide wireless networks with special challenges due to the structural design of the buildings, plus the tens or hundreds of thousands of smartphone toting fans and media all tweeting, texting, talking and posting at once," Wise said.  "We've devoted a vast amount of resources to enhance the fan experience and to clearly outperform the competition."

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