Verizon Wireless Introduces Broadband Network in Tyler, Texas

Tyler Residents Can Now Enjoy High-Speed Wireless Internet, E-mail, Mobile

Music and Gaming



20 Nov, 2006, 00:00 ET from Verizon Wireless

    DALLAS, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless continues its
 commitment to provide customers with superior wireless services throughout
 Texas and today announced the launch of its Evolution-Data Optimized
 (EV-DO) network in Tyler. The broadband network provides Tyler businesses
 and residents access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment
 services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless
 devices.
     The expansion is part of an aggressive ongoing network investment by
 Verizon Wireless of $35 billion in the last seven years, including nearly
 $5 billion invested in the first nine months of this year. The company is
 committed to providing its customers with the most reliable network.
 Customers in Tyler and the surrounding areas can now enjoy the true
 mobility of high-speed wireless data. Whitehouse and Noonday will also
 benefit from the Tyler expansion. Verizon Wireless' EV-DO network has also
 expanded to the East Texas towns of Longview, Kilgore and Lakeport.
     "Whether you are a Tyler resident and part of the growing economy or
 visiting for the world-famous rose festival, you can benefit from our
 latest high-speed broadband network expansion," said Luis M. Cruz, region
 president for Verizon Wireless. "BroadbandAccess gives businesses the
 advantages of speed, mobility and security, while V CAST Music and video
 gives customers access to the latest entertainment services and downloads."
     The Tyler launch involved installing high-tech wireless hardware and
 software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region and extends
 the Verizon Wireless EV-DO network to the area. The expansion runs from US
 Highway 69 at County Road 431 southward to County Road 137 and on State
 Highway 64 from County Road 1184 to County Road 2206 in the east. The
 northern boundaries reach to the intersections of US Highway 271 and County
 Road 383, and County Road 35 and County Road 37. The EV-DO expansion also
 extends southward to the intersection of State Highway 155 and County Road
 1261 and the intersection of State Highway 110 and County Road 2175.
     BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet,
 download e-mail and applications and log into their corporate servers via
 their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers
 full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks
 and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of
 true mobility.
     With average connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps),
 users can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment -- the equivalent of a
 small PowerPoint(R) presentation or a large PDF file -- in about 20
 seconds. The Verizon Wireless EV-DO technology was first introduced in
 Texas in Austin, and is available in the Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio,
 Houston, Victoria, Laredo, Sherman/Denison, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange,
 Bryan/College Station, Waco, Corpus Christi, Wichita Falls, Longview and
 the Rio Grande Valley metro areas.
     The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short
 video content, downloadable music, and cutting-edge 3D games on their
 mobile phones. V CAST provides current news, weather, sports and
 entertainment programming on demand. And with access to more than 1.4
 million songs, music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone can download
 and play their favorite songs -- all while on-the-go.
     Customers in Tyler can see a demonstration of the new services
 available by visiting a local Verizon Wireless store at:
     - Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 6874 S. Broadway, 903-535-9200
 
     - Verizon Wireless at Circuit City, 4910 S. Broadway, 903-581-7320
 
     About Verizon Wireless
     Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and
 data network, serving 57 million customers. The largest US wireless company
 and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is
 headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 60,000 employees nationwide. The
 company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:   VZ) and
 Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at
 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.
 
 

SOURCE Verizon Wireless
    DALLAS, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless continues its
 commitment to provide customers with superior wireless services throughout
 Texas and today announced the launch of its Evolution-Data Optimized
 (EV-DO) network in Tyler. The broadband network provides Tyler businesses
 and residents access to the latest high-speed business and entertainment
 services on their wireless phones, laptop computers and other wireless
 devices.
     The expansion is part of an aggressive ongoing network investment by
 Verizon Wireless of $35 billion in the last seven years, including nearly
 $5 billion invested in the first nine months of this year. The company is
 committed to providing its customers with the most reliable network.
 Customers in Tyler and the surrounding areas can now enjoy the true
 mobility of high-speed wireless data. Whitehouse and Noonday will also
 benefit from the Tyler expansion. Verizon Wireless' EV-DO network has also
 expanded to the East Texas towns of Longview, Kilgore and Lakeport.
     "Whether you are a Tyler resident and part of the growing economy or
 visiting for the world-famous rose festival, you can benefit from our
 latest high-speed broadband network expansion," said Luis M. Cruz, region
 president for Verizon Wireless. "BroadbandAccess gives businesses the
 advantages of speed, mobility and security, while V CAST Music and video
 gives customers access to the latest entertainment services and downloads."
     The Tyler launch involved installing high-tech wireless hardware and
 software in wireless transmission sites throughout the region and extends
 the Verizon Wireless EV-DO network to the area. The expansion runs from US
 Highway 69 at County Road 431 southward to County Road 137 and on State
 Highway 64 from County Road 1184 to County Road 2206 in the east. The
 northern boundaries reach to the intersections of US Highway 271 and County
 Road 383, and County Road 35 and County Road 37. The EV-DO expansion also
 extends southward to the intersection of State Highway 155 and County Road
 1261 and the intersection of State Highway 110 and County Road 2175.
     BroadbandAccess allows customers to connect wirelessly to the Internet,
 download e-mail and applications and log into their corporate servers via
 their laptop at broadband speeds. The technology provides mobile workers
 full access, productivity and security, just as if they were at their desks
 and attached via a high-speed wired connection, but with the freedom of
 true mobility.
     With average connection speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps),
 users can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment -- the equivalent of a
 small PowerPoint(R) presentation or a large PDF file -- in about 20
 seconds. The Verizon Wireless EV-DO technology was first introduced in
 Texas in Austin, and is available in the Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio,
 Houston, Victoria, Laredo, Sherman/Denison, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange,
 Bryan/College Station, Waco, Corpus Christi, Wichita Falls, Longview and
 the Rio Grande Valley metro areas.
     The Verizon Wireless V CAST service gives customers access to short
 video content, downloadable music, and cutting-edge 3D games on their
 mobile phones. V CAST provides current news, weather, sports and
 entertainment programming on demand. And with access to more than 1.4
 million songs, music lovers with a V CAST Music-enabled phone can download
 and play their favorite songs -- all while on-the-go.
     Customers in Tyler can see a demonstration of the new services
 available by visiting a local Verizon Wireless store at:
     - Verizon Wireless Communications Store, 6874 S. Broadway, 903-535-9200
 
     - Verizon Wireless at Circuit City, 4910 S. Broadway, 903-581-7320
 
     About Verizon Wireless
     Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and
 data network, serving 57 million customers. The largest US wireless company
 and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is
 headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 60,000 employees nationwide. The
 company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:   VZ) and
 Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at
 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.
 
 SOURCE Verizon Wireless

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