Verizon Wireless: WHO:Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network WHAT: Verizon Wireless recently enhanced voice and fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage in Hartford. 4G LTE empowers Verizon Wireless customers with compatible devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, and download files wirelessly at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks. WHERE: Verizon Wireless first debuted its 4G LTE network in Connecticut in June 2011. Recently, the Verizon Wireless voice and 4G LTE network was further enhanced in western Hartford along Asylum Avenue. BACKGROUND: “4G LTE is changing the way customers interact with the world via next generation apps, devices and solutions,” commented Dave MacBeth, Executive Director of Network for Verizon Wireless. “By investing in wireless broadband, we’re investing in local communities and economies where our customers live, work and play.” The Verizon 4G LTE network is now available to nearly 301 million people in more than 500 markets across the United States, representing more than 99 percent of the company’s 3G footprint. For a full list of 4G LTE markets please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/lte. The growth of the 4G LTE network has fostered development of new and innovative solutions as diverse as LTE-connected cars and remote medical diagnostic options. One solution recently brought to market is the Verizon 4G LTE Router, which can support wired and Wi-Fi-enabled devices simultaneously, allowing users to take it on vacation or business travel to stay connected. The company also offers a full line of ‘smart accessories’ across the categories of health and fitness, lifestyle and toys that leverage its leading portfolio of mobile devices and networks. For a full list of smart accessories please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories. In 2012, Verizon Wireless completed $256 million in wireless network enhancements across New England, increasing the company's regional network investment to more than $3.3 billion since its inception in 2000. Verizon Wireless ranked highest among all other national wireless providers in New England states Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, in the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study(SM), Volume 2, issued August 29. This is the 18 th consecutive reporting period that Verizon Wireless ranks highest in the Northeast region. About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE and 3G networks. The company serves 101.2 million retail customers, including 95.2 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 72,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.