|[August 30, 2013]
Verizon Wireless Recognized as the Network Quality Leader in New England in Latest J.D. Power Study
WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE (News - Alert)
network and largest, most reliable 3G network
WHAT: Verizon Wireless ranked highest among all other national
wireless providers in the Northeast, including New England states
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and
Vermont, and in the five other regions covering the rest of the
continental U.S., in the J.D. Power 2013
Wireless Network Quality Performance StudySM, Volume 2,
issued Aug. 29.
This is the 18th consecutive reporting period that Verizon (News - Alert) Wireless
ranks highest in the Northeast Region.
The J.D. Power study measured network quality among U.S. wireless
service providers. More than 26,000 wireless subscribers were surveyed
by J.D. Power from January through June 2013 about their experiences
with wireless voice, text messaging and data usage. Based on their
responses, Verizon Wireless (News - Alert) ranked highest among national wireless
companies in all six regions, including the Northeast, and tied in the
North Central region.
WHERE: In six regions covering the U.S., including New England,
encompassing the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
BACKGROUND: The Verizon 4G LTE network is now available to nearly
301 million people in more than 500 markets across the United States,
representing more than 99 percent of the company's 3G footprint.
Since December 2010, when Verizon Wireless launched its 4G LTE network
in the Metro Boston area, the company has aggressively expanded its 4G
LTE footprint throughout the six states in New England.
In 2013, Verizon Wireless added 4G LTE coverage to numerous cell sites
within New England, providing customers with speeds up to ten times
faster than 3G networks. Recent enhancements to Verizon Wireless'
Wireless' roll out of its 4G
LTE (Long Term Evolution) network across New England is now
"The comprehensive lineup of devices at Verizon Wireless, from
smartphones and tablets to lifestyle accessories and jetpacks, are all
powered and backed by our network," said Christine Berberich, New
England President for Verizon Wireless. "This study and other
third-party studies are why our customers in New England have the
confidence to rely on the Verizon Wireless network to stay connected
when they need it the most."
For a full list of 4G LTE markets please visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and
largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 100.1 million
retail customers, including 94.3 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 (News - Alert) (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For
more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.
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