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[February 01, 2013]

Innovations in healthcare, education, sustainability and more fueled by Verizon Wireless' $641 million network investment in California in 2012

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- In 2012, technology solutions made possible by the strength of the Verizon Wireless network helped millions more Americans access preventative healthcare and made one of the largest recyclers in the nation more efficient. School buses outfitted with wireless connections helped students continue learning outside of the school walls and arrive home safely. Businesses kept the lights on and systems running thanks to reliable wireless emergency-backup options. And professional sports teams transformed their on-field and on-court operations using connected tablets.

"Our technology and networks help to make people stronger by delivering powerful solutions for consumers and businesses," said Walter Jones, West Area vice president of Network, Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Wireless invested $641 million during 2012 in California to provide new wireless services, expanding network coverage and capacity for customers across the state. Verizon Wireless' network investment in the Golden State now totals more than $7.8 billion since 2000.

Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $80 billion since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide networks and to add new services.

As part of its 2012 network investment, Verizon Wireless expanded its 4G LTE network throughout California including: Alameda County -- Berkeley -- Fremont -- Livermore -- Oakland Butte County -- Chico -- Oroville -- Paradise -- Palermo Contra Costa County -- Antioch -- Brentwood -- Pittsburg Fresno County -- Calwa -- Coalinga -- Firebaugh -- Fowler -- Fresno -- Mendota -- Reedley -- Sanger Glenn County -- Orland Humboldt County -- Arcata -- Cutten -- Eureka -- Fields Landing -- Fortuna -- McKinleyville Kern County -- Arvin -- Bakersfield -- Buttonwillow -- Grapevine -- Lake Isabella -- Lost Hills -- Maricopa -- McKittrick -- Mesa Marin -- Mojave -- Shafter -- Taft -- Tehachapi Kings County -- Avenal -- Corcoran -- Kettleman -- Lemoore Lake County -- Clear Lake -- Lakeport -- Middletown Los Angeles County -- Acton -- Agua Dulce -- Canyon Country -- Lancaster -- Newhall -- Palmdale -- Quartz Hill -- Santa Clarita -- Saugus -- Stevenson Ranch -- Valencia Madera County -- Madera Marin County -- Mill Valley -- Nicasio -- Novato -- San Rafael -- Sausalito/Tiburon -- Tomales Mariposa County -- Bear Valley Mendocino County -- Boonville -- Fort Bragg -- Hopland -- Mendocino -- Ukiah Merced County -- Gustine -- Hilmar -- Merced Monterey County -- Carmel -- Monterey -- Salinas Napa County -- Angwin -- Calistoga -- Coombsville -- Napa -- Rutherford -- St. Helena -- Yountville Placer County -- Lincoln -- Rocklin -- Roseville Riverside County -- Banning -- Beaumont -- Blythe -- Butterfield -- Calimesa -- Cathedral City -- Coachella -- Desert Hot Springs -- Hemet -- Indian Wells -- Indio -- Jurupa Valley -- La Quinta -- Moreno Valley -- Palm Desert -- Palm Springs -- Rancho Mirage -- San Jacinto Sacramento County -- Sacramento San Benito County -- Hollister San Bernardino County -- Adelanto -- Apple Valley -- Big Bear Lake -- Colton -- Fort Irwin -- Grand Terrace -- Hesperia -- Highland -- Joshua Tree -- Lake Arrowhead -- Loma Linda -- Lucerne Valley -- Redlands -- San Bernardino -- Twentynine Palms -- Victorville -- Yucaipa -- Yucca Valley San Diego County -- Alpine -- Camp Pendleton -- Fallbrook -- Imperial Beach -- Lakeside -- Oceanside -- San Marcos -- San Ysidro -- Vista San Francisco County -- San Francisco San Joaquin County -- Stockton San Luis Obispo County -- Arroyo Grande -- Cambria -- Cayucos -- Creston -- Lake Nacimiento -- Los Osos -- Morro Bay -- Pismo Beach -- San Luis Obispo San Mateo County -- Half Moon Bay Santa Barbara County -- Isla Vista -- Lompoc -- Santa Barbara -- Santa Maria -- Santa Ynez Santa Clara County -- Campbell -- Gilroy -- Los Altos -- Los Gatos -- Milpitas -- Morgan Hill -- Mountain View -- Palo Alto -- San Jose -- Sunnyvale Santa Cruz County -- Capitola -- Santa Cruz -- Scotts Valley -- Watsonville Shasta County -- Olinda -- Redding Solano County -- Benicia -- Fairfield -- Vacaville Sonoma County -- Bodega Bay -- Cloverdale -- Guerneville -- Healdsburg -- Petaluma -- Santa Rosa -- Sonoma Stanislaus County -- Modesto Sutter County -- Yuba City Tehama County -- Corning -- Red Bluff -- Vina Tulare County -- Dinuba -- Exeter -- Lindsay -- Porterville -- Strathmore -- Tulare -- Visalia Ventura County -- Agoura Hills -- Camarillo -- Fillmore -- Moorpark -- Oak View -- Ojai -- Oxnard -- Port Hueneme -- Santa Paula -- Saticoy -- Simi Valley -- Thousand Oaks -- Ventura -- Westlake Village Yolo County -- Davis -- Woodland Yuba County -- Marysville Verizon Wireless first launched its 4G LTE network in California in December 2010.

Already the largest commercial 4G LTE network in the world, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is now available in 476 markets. By the end of 2013, the Verizon 4G LTE footprint will completely cover the area served today by its 3G network.

For more information on solutions powered by Verizon, visit www.verizon.com/powerfulanswers.

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers, including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 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. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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