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Innovations In Healthcare, Education, Sustainability And More Fueled By Verizon Wireless' $641 Million Network Investment In California In 2012

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IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2012, technology solutions made possible by the strength of the Verizon Wireless network helped millions more Americans access preventative healthcare and made one of the largest recyclers in the nation more efficient. School buses outfitted with wireless connections helped students continue learning outside of the school walls and arrive home safely. Businesses kept the lights on and systems running thanks to reliable wireless emergency-backup options. And professional sports teams transformed their on-field and on-court operations using connected tablets. 

"Our technology and networks help to make people stronger by delivering powerful solutions for consumers and businesses," said Walter Jones, West Area vice president of Network, Verizon Wireless. 

Verizon Wireless invested $641 million during 2012 in California to provide new wireless services, expanding network coverage and capacity for customers across the state. Verizon Wireless' network investment in the Golden State now totals more than $7.8 billion since 2000.

Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $80 billion since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide networks and to add new services.

As part of its 2012 network investment, Verizon Wireless expanded its 4G LTE network throughout California including:

Alameda County

  • Berkeley
  • Fremont
  • Livermore
  • Oakland

Butte County

  • Chico
  • Oroville
  • Paradise
  • Palermo

Contra Costa County

  • Antioch
  • Brentwood
  • Pittsburg

Fresno County

  • Calwa
  • Coalinga
  • Firebaugh
  • Fowler
  • Fresno
  • Mendota
  • Reedley
  • Sanger

Glenn County

  • Orland

Humboldt County

  • Arcata
  • Cutten
  • Eureka
  • Fields Landing
  • Fortuna
  • McKinleyville

Kern County

  • Arvin
  • Bakersfield
  • Buttonwillow
  • Grapevine
  • Lake Isabella
  • Lost Hills
  • Maricopa
  • McKittrick
  • Mesa Marin
  • Mojave
  • Shafter
  • Taft
  • Tehachapi

Kings County

  • Avenal
  • Corcoran
  • Kettleman
  • Lemoore

Lake County

  • Clear Lake
  • Lakeport
  • Middletown

Los Angeles County

  • Acton
  • Agua Dulce
  • Canyon Country
  • Lancaster
  • Newhall
  • Palmdale
  • Quartz Hill
  • Santa Clarita
  • Saugus
  • Stevenson Ranch
  • Valencia

Madera County

  • Madera

Marin County

  • Mill Valley
  • Nicasio
  • Novato
  • San Rafael
  • Sausalito/ Tiburon
  • Tomales

Mariposa County

  • Bear Valley

Mendocino County

  • Boonville
  • Fort Bragg
  • Hopland
  • Mendocino
  • Ukiah

Merced County

  • Gustine
  • Hilmar
  • Merced

Monterey County

  • Carmel
  • Monterey
  • Salinas

Napa County

  • Angwin
  • Calistoga
  • Coombsville
  • Napa
  • Rutherford
  • St. Helena
  • Yountville

Placer County

  • Lincoln
  • Rocklin
  • Roseville

Riverside County

  • Banning
  • Beaumont
  • Blythe
  • Butterfield
  • Calimesa
  • Cathedral City
  • Coachella
  • Desert Hot Springs
  • Hemet
  • Indian Wells
  • Indio
  • Jurupa Valley
  • La Quinta
  • Moreno Valley
  • Palm Desert
  • Palm Springs
  • Rancho Mirage
  • San Jacinto

Sacramento County

  • Sacramento

San Benito County

  • Hollister

San Bernardino County

  • Adelanto
  • Apple Valley
  • Big Bear Lake
  • Colton
  • Fort Irwin
  • Grand Terrace
  • Hesperia
  • Highland
  • Joshua Tree
  • Lake Arrowhead
  • Loma Linda
  • Lucerne Valley
  • Redlands
  • San Bernardino
  • Twentynine Palms
  • Victorville
  • Yucaipa
  • Yucca Valley

San Diego County

  • Alpine
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Fallbrook
  • Imperial Beach
  • Lakeside
  • Oceanside
  • San Marcos
  • San Ysidro
  • Vista

San Francisco County

  • San Francisco

San Joaquin County

  • Stockton

San Luis Obispo County

  • Arroyo Grande
  • Cambria
  • Cayucos
  • Creston
  • Lake Nacimiento
  • Los Osos
  • Morro Bay
  • Pismo Beach
  • San Luis Obispo

San Mateo County

  • Half Moon Bay

Santa Barbara County

  • Isla Vista
  • Lompoc
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Ynez

Santa Clara County

  • Campbell
  • Gilroy
  • Los Altos
  • Los Gatos
  • Milpitas
  • Morgan Hill
  • Mountain View
  • Palo Alto
  • San Jose
  • Sunnyvale

Santa Cruz County

  • Capitola
  • Santa Cruz
  • Scotts Valley
  • Watsonville

Shasta County

  • Olinda
  • Redding

Solano County

  • Benicia
  • Fairfield
  • Vacaville

Sonoma County

  • Bodega Bay
  • Cloverdale
  • Guerneville
  • Healdsburg
  • Petaluma
  • Santa Rosa
  • Sonoma

Stanislaus County

  • Modesto

Sutter County

  • Yuba City

Tehama County

  • Corning
  • Red Bluff
  • Vina

Tulare County

  • Dinuba
  • Exeter
  • Lindsay
  • Porterville
  • Strathmore
  • Tulare
  • Visalia

Ventura County

  • Agoura Hills
  • Camarillo
  • Fillmore
  • Moorpark
  • Oak View
  • Ojai
  • Oxnard
  • Port Hueneme
  • Santa Paula
  • Saticoy
  • Simi Valley
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Ventura
  • Westlake Village

Yolo County

  • Davis
  • Woodland

Yuba County

  • Marysville

Verizon Wireless first launched its 4G LTE network in California in December 2010.

Already the largest commercial 4G LTE network in the world, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in 476 markets.  By the end of 2013, the Verizon 4G LTE footprint will completely cover the area served today by its 3G network.

For more information on solutions powered by Verizon, visit  

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers, including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 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

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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