Verizon Wireless: WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network WHAT: Verizon Wireless recently expanded fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage in Rutland, Vermont. 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 Vermont in May 2012. Recently, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network further expanded within Rutland. 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. Verizon Wireless customers can also take advantage of HomeFusion℠ Broadband, a residential Internet solution that uses the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to bring reliable, high-speed Internet service to customers with limited broadband options. 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 the first half of 2013, Verizon Wireless completed $100 million in wireless network enhancements across New England, increasing the company's regional network investment to more than $3.4 billion since its inception in 2000.