Verizon Wireless Expands EVDO Rev A in Batesville, Indiana

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Friday, 23 May 2008

Verizon Wireless Expands Wireless Broadband EVDO Rev-A Network in Batesville, Indiana

High-Speed Network Gives Customers Access to Fast Wireless Internet, Email, Mobile Music and Videos
BATESVILLE, Ind., May 23 -- Verizon Wireless announced today that it has expanded the national rollout of its high-speed wireless network to Batesville, Indiana.

"The expansion of our wireless broadband network in Batesville provides our customers with access to the very latest wireless technology," said Greg Haller, president-Indiana/Kentucky/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless.

With the wireless broadband network now available in Batesville, Verizon Wireless customers can enjoy two prime services:

    -- BroadbandAccess, the enhanced high-speed wireless service that equips
Verizon Wireless' business customers with a truly untethered mobile
office experience, enabling them to wirelessly access their calendars,
the Internet, email and critical business information residing behind
their companies' firewalls; and
-- V CAST, a consumer-oriented multimedia service that gives customers
access to the most comprehensive selection of downloadable music, high-
quality videos and the coolest 3D games found anywhere.


Based on Evolution-Data Optimized Revision A (EV-DO Rev. A) network technology, BroadbandAccess provides mobile workers with the ability to access their corporate information as if they were attached to this data via a high- speed wired connection but with the freedom of true mobility. Developed with a range of users in mind, the service enables large enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses and mobile professionals to conduct business anytime, anywhere in the BroadbandAccess coverage area via a secure, true high-speed data connection.

With BroadbandAccess, business customers, residents and visitors can expect average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits per second and average upload speeds of 500 kbps to 800 kbps. That means they can download a 1 megabyte email attachment-the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file-in about eight seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 13 seconds.

BroadbandAccess also enables Verizon Wireless customers to download files significantly faster than customers of wireless service providers that use different broadly deployed network technologies. Furthermore, customers who travel outside the enhanced BroadbandAccess coverage area with an EV-DO device will switch seamlessly to the company's NationalAccess service.

"Our enhanced BroadbandAccess service gives our customers three key advantages in wireless communication-speed, mobility and security," Haller said. "With these advantages comes an increase in productivity and bottom-line business benefits."

V CAST: Video and Music

The company's wireless broadband network also enables its V CAST multimedia services, which offer customers the ability to download full-song tracks, play cutting-edge 3D games and stream video clips straight to the handset with top transmission speeds. With content updated daily, customers can watch dozens of on-demand videos, including breaking news, weather updates, 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 3 million songs-from well-known as well as independent artists-that customers can download over-the-air, directly onto their V CAST Music-enabled wireless phones.


The multi-million dollar expansion includes the installation of high-tech wireless hardware and software in wireless transmission sites throughout the area. Verizon Wireless has invested more than $45 billion since it was formed- $5.5 billion on average every year-to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services. Nearly $870 million of this investment has been spent in Indiana since 2000.

Verizon Wireless was the first national wireless provider to commercially launch a high-speed wireless broadband network in the United States. In Indiana, Verizon Wireless' broadband network is also available in Anderson, Bedford, Bloomington, Brazil, central Indiana (including Indianapolis), Cambridge City, Clinton, Columbus, Connersville, Edinburgh, Ellettsville, the greater Fort Wayne area (including Auburn, Bluffton, Columbia City and Decatur), French Lick, Greensburg, Hagerstown, Kokomo, Lafayette, Liberty, Muncie, Nashville, North Vernon, northwest Indiana (including Demotte, Gary, Merrillville, Mitchell, Monon, Monticello, Paoli, Rensselaer, Reynolds, Roselawn and Wolcott), Richmond, Seymour, southwest Indiana (including Evansville), South Bend, Sullivan, Terre Haute, Vincennes and Washington.

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