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Verizon Wireless

agreed to acquire an additional stake in the

Sacramento Valley L.P.

, which provides wireless communications services in portions of Northern California and Nevada under the Verizon Wireless brand.

Verizon Wireless will pay

Roseville Communications

about $236 million for a 24.2% interest in the partnership, representing about 920,000 net POPs, or population served. After closing the transaction, which is expected by Nov. 1, Verizon will own 76.6% of the partnership. The remaining stake is owned by

Centennial Cellular


Verizon Wireless was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of

Verizon Communications