Verizon Wireless to bring 4G LTE network to Bennington and Rutland

Vermont Business Magazine Less than two months after introducing 4G LTE service in Burlington and Northern Vermont, Verizon Wireless announced today it will bring the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Bennington and Rutland, and 16 additional communities throughout Vermont, in the coming weeks.

Verizon Wireless customers with compatible 4G LTE smartphones, modems, tablets and mobile hotspots will be able to wirelessly surf the Web, stream music and video, and download files up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G.

When Verizon Wireless expands its 4G LTE network, it will also be available in the following communities across the Green Mountain State:

Arlington

Bennington

Brandon

Castleton

Clarendon

East Dorset

Killington

Manchester

Mendon

Peru

Pittsford

Poultney

Pownal

Rutland

Shaftsbury

Sunderland

West Rutland

Winhall

Verizon Wireless’4G LTE network is currently available today inBurlington and more than 30 additional communities throughout Northern Vermont, as well as popular destinations including:

Bromley Mountain Resort

Burke Mountain Resort

Jay Peak Resort

Magic Mountain Ski Resort

Mount Snow Resort

Okemo Mountain Resort

Smugglers’Notch Resort

Stowe Mountain Resort

Stratton Mountain Resort

‘In the coming weeks our 4G LTE network will be available in more than 50 communities throughout Vermont,’said Christine Berberich, New England Regional President for Verizon Wireless. ‘Customers with compatible smartphones will certainly benefit from the exponential increases in data speeds, but residents with limited home broadband options may be the biggest beneficiaries of this expansion. With the launch of HomeFusion Broadband, Verizon Wireless now offers high-speed Internet service inside the home ‘connecting nearly two-dozen devices like laptops, e-readers and gaming consoles, to the ‘Net via our 4G LTE network.’

HomeFusion Broadband

Residents in the newly expanded 4G LTE coverage area in Vermont will also have access toHomeFusion Broadband, a new in-home, high-speed Internet service for consumers who want residential broadband with reliable data connectivity. Verizon Wireless’high-speed 4G LTE network is delivered to a cylinder-shaped antenna, professionally installed outside a customer’s home, which then relays the signal to an in-home broadband router and allows the customer to connect up to four wired and more than 20 wireless (WiFi) devices in the household.

4G LTE Coverage and Speed

As of June 21, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population in 304 markets, including all six New England states, and offers more 4G LTE coverage than all other networks combined.

In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless’4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, 4G LTE devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. Visitwww.verizonwireless.com/ltefor more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets.

4G LTE Devices and Plans

Verizon Wireless customers looking to experience the nation’s fastest 4G network can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices, ranging from tablets, mobile hotspots, smartphones and more. Details on available devices can be found atwww.verizonwireless.com/4GLTEand information on plans and pricing is available athttps://www.verizon.com/plans/.

Smart Accessories

Verizon Wireless also offers a variety ofsmart accessories, including theFitBit Ultra Wireless Activity Trackerand theWithings WiFi Scale, for customers to use with their 4G LTE devices. A full list of smart accessories can be found atwww.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories.

Source: Verizon Wireless 7.12.2012

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visitwww.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library atwww.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.