Verizon Wireless 3G Expansion in New York and New Jersey

New V CAST Consumer Wireless Multimedia Service and BroadbandAccess Fast Data

Connections for Business Now Available in More Places

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to build on its strategy to provide its customers superior wireless services in the United States, Verizon Wireless today expanded its Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) third generation (3G) wide-area network in the New York metropolitan area. Verizon Wireless' 3G EV-DO network enables V CAST -- the nation's first wireless broadband multimedia service for consumers -- and BroadbandAccess, the fastest wide-area wireless Internet access service available in the nation.

In New York City, Verizon Wireless' V CAST and BroadbandAccess services now are available to more residents of Brooklyn and Queens. The services were launched in Manhattan, portions of Queens and Brooklyn, and at LaGuardia and JFK International Airports earlier this year.

On Long Island, the high speed data network now is available to residents and summer vacationers along the entire southern shore and in portions of the north shore including Port Jefferson and Centerport.

North of the City, V CAST and BroadbandAccess services now are available in southern Rockland County including Nyack and Pearl River, and in southern and central portions of Westchester County including White Plains.

In New Jersey, the service now extends south along the Jersey Shore to the Ocean County border, west into Morris and Somerset counties, and north to Alpine in Bergen County. Businesses and consumers in large portions of northeastern New Jersey including Essex, Hudson and Union counties and at Newark Liberty International Airport have enjoyed V CAST and BroadbandAccess services for more than six months.


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