Verizon Wireless Announces BroadbandAccess Wireless Broadband Service Availability In Airports Nationwide

NEW YORK and BEDMINSTER, N.J., June 28 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest and fastest wireless broadband network, announced today its BroadbandAccess wireless broadband service is available to travelers in airports from coast to coast. BroadbandAccess from Verizon Wireless gives enterprise customers a fast, reliable resource to help them be productive and in touch with the office and customers when they are traveling, enabling them to tap into applications and tasks that are more suited to broadband data speeds. Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess gives customers the speed, mobility, productivity and simplicity ideal for mobile professionals in businesses small and large.

Adam Guy, director of the wireless practice at Compete, Inc., based in Boston, MA, stated “Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess makes business sense, both in terms of productivity and economics. Hotspots can turn up cold when you really need them, like when you are stuck on a runway, in a taxi, or on the side of the road. For regular travelers, the cost of hotspots can add up fast, when every airport, hotel and restaurant uses a different provider. BroadbandAccess winds up being the most cost effective way to stay reliably connected when on the road.”

Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess service is available in the following airports from coast to coast:

State Airport

Arizona Phoenix, Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

California Burbank, Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport (BUR)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Oakland, Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Ontario, Ontario International Airport (ONT)
San Diego, San Diego International Airport (SAN)
San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
San Jose, Norman Y. Mineta International Airport (SJC)
Santa Ana, John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA)

Connecticut Hartford, Bradley International Airport (BDL)
New Haven, Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN)
New London, Groton-New London Airport (GON)

Florida Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International
Airport (FLL)
Jacksonville, Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Miami, Miami International Airport (MIA)
Orlando, Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Sanford, Orlando/Sanford International Airport (SFB)
Tampa, Tampa International Airport (TPA)
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)

Georgia Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport (ATL)

Illinois Chicago, O’Hare International (ORD) and Chicago Midway
(MDW) Airports

Indiana Indianapolis, Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

Louisiana New Orleans, Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)

Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

Massachusetts Boston, Logan International Airport (BOS)

Michigan Detroit, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

Minnesota Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
(MSP)*

Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
St. Louis, Lambert St. Louis International Airport (STL)

Nevada Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport (LAS)

New Hampshire Manchester, Manchester Airport (MHT)

New Jersey Newark, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

New York New York, LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and John F. Kennedy
International (JFK) Airports
Rochester, Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC)
Syracuse, Syracuse-Hancock International Airport (SYR)

Ohio Cincinnati, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International
Airport (CVG)
Cleveland, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
Columbus, Port Columbus International Airport (CMH)
Dayton, James M. Cox Dayton International Airport (DAY)

Oregon Portland, Portland International Airport (PDX)

Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

Rhode Island Providence, T.F. Green Airport (PVD)

Texas Austin, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Dallas-Fort Worth, Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
and Love Field (DAL) Airports
Houston, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P.
Hobby (HOU) Airports
San Antonio, San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

Virginia Richmond, Richmond International Airport (RIC)

Washington Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Washington, Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) and Washington
D.C. Dulles International (IAD) Airports

Wisconsin Madison, Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)
Milwaukee, General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

BroadbandAccess is available for $79.99 monthly access for unlimited use with a one- or two-year customer agreement. Verizon Wireless offers several PC Cards for BroadbandAccess customers, including the PC 5220, Kyocera KPC-650 and Novatel V620 cards. For a limited time, Verizon Wireless customers with unlimited use data plans can buy the BroadbandAccess PC 5220 for $99.99, Kyocera KPC-650 for $69.99 or Novatel V620 card for $49.99 after a $100 rebate and a two-year customer agreement.

Verizon Wireless also announced today that it is on track to cover half the U.S. population with its EV-DO network by the end of 2005.

For more information on BroadbandAccess from Verizon Wireless, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/broadbandaccess. Members of the media interested in setting up an interview or a demo of BroadbandAccess with a local Verizon Wireless Media Relations Manager can visit http://news.vzw.com/contacts.

*BroadbandAccess service available beginning July 1, 2005

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation’s most reliable wireless network, serving 45.5 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at http://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 http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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