Verizon Wireless ranked highest among all other national wireless providers in the Northeast region in the J.D. Power 2014 Wireless Network Quality Study℠, Volume 2, issued August 28, 2014. The Northeast region includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. This is the 20 th consecutive reporting period that Verizon Wireless ranks highest in the Northeast. The J.D. Power study measured network quality among U.S. wireless service providers in its survey of more than 26,000 wireless subscribers about wireless voice, text messaging and data service between January and June 2014. Based on customer responses, Verizon Wireless ranked highest not only in the Northeast region, but also four other regions – Southeast, North Central, Southwest and West. “New Englanders live a mobile lifestyle and choose Verizon Wireless to stay connected to the people and places that are important to them,” commented Christine Berberich, President, Verizon Wireless New England. “We’ve invested $3.7 billion into our wireless network across New England since 2000, including $179 million in the first half of 2014, to continue to enhance service for customers today, while providing the foundation for local startups and app developers to drive the mobile innovation of tomorrow.” Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network, which is twice the size geographically of any other 4G LTE network in the U.S. Available to nearly 305 million people in more than 500 markets across the country, the Verizon Wireless network covers more than 97 percent of the U.S. population. To see 4G LTE coverage across the country and locally please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/lte. For more information, visit the Verizon Wireless News Center or follow Mike Murphy on Twitter at @VZWMike. About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network. As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 104.6 million retail customers, including 98.6 million retail postpaid customers. Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://www.verizonwireless.com/news or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.