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Verizon Wireless Expands Wireless Broadband Network In The Hawaiian Islands
Nov 14, 2007 (12:11 PM EST)


HONOLULU, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- It's Hawaiian style at broadband speeds, as Verizon Wireless expands its wireless high-speed broadband network to include several new areas on the Big Island, Maui, Kauai, and Oahu. The expansion enables more customers to access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more at faster speeds; check out video on their phones; download music right over the air; and play 3D games.

The wireless broadband network coverage area in the state now extends to: - Hawaii: Ninole, Waimea, Mamalahoa Highway and Saddle Road - Kauai: Pacific Missile Range Facility and Waimea - Maui: Kula and Mokulele highways - Oahu: Expanded coverage around Honolulu, Laie, Makaha, Waianae, Turtle Bay Resorts, Kalama Valley, and along highways 13, Pali, Farrington, and Likelike

Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, the wireless broadband network provides Verizon Wireless customers in Hawaii with data uplink speeds significantly faster than the company's award-winning national EV-DO network, which the company rolled out in Hawaii in October 2006.

BroadbandAccess

The company's flagship business data service, BroadbandAccess, provides average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits and average upload speeds of 500-800 kbps, which means customers with Rev. A- compatible devices can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment -- the equivalent of a small PowerPoint(R) presentation or a large PDF file -- in about eight seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 13 seconds.

Verizon Wireless offers several BroadbandAccess devices for the company's wireless broadband network. All of the devices are fully compatible with the company's wireless broadband network and its NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology), giving customers the ability to remain connected if they travel outside of the wireless broadband coverage area.

V CAST: Video and Music

The company's high-speed network also enables its V CAST multimedia services, offering customers the ability to download full-song tracks, play cutting-edge 3D games and stream video clips straight to their phones. With content updated daily, customers can watch dozens of on demand videos, including breaking news, weather, sports highlights, and the hottest entertainment clips.

With V CAST Music, Verizon Wireless has built a massive full-song mobile music store that contains more than 2.1 million songs from well-known and independent artists that customers can download over-the-air, right onto their V CAST Music-enabled phones.

"The broadband network expansion has something for everyone on-the-go," said Mark Yamauchi, director of sales of Verizon Wireless in Hawaii. "BroadbandAccess lets our business customers experience a truly untethered mobile office experience. With V CAST, consumers have access to a comprehensive selection of downloadable music, high-quality videos and the coolest 3D games."

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. Today, its entire nationwide CDMA 1x EV-DO network has been enhanced to Rev. A technology.

For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com .

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications www.verizonwireless.com www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia and Vodafone . Find more information on the Web at . 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 .

CONTACT: Georgia Taylor, of Verizon Wireless, +1-206-940-0385, Georgia.Taylor@verizonwireless.com

Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/