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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 12:04 p.m., March 14, 2014 Updated 12:04 p.m., March 14, 2014

New cell sites help Santa Barbara County residents and visitors make more calls, download more apps and stay connected

Verizon Wireless is enhancing the mobile experience for residents and visitors in Santa Barbara County, thanks to new cell sites in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Lompoc.


WALNUT CREEK, CA — Verizon Wireless is enhancing the mobile experience for residents and visitors in Santa Barbara County, thanks to new cell sites in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Lompoc. Verizon Wireless has expanded its fast and reliable network to help people stay connected. The new cell sites also allow residents and visitors to surf the Web, share music, download files, stream and post status updates and photos faster than ever on their mobile device.

Most importantly, it improves network reliability for first responders and residents during natural disasters and emergencies, when connecting to a wireless network is critical in communicating.

The sites improve wireless coverage and capacity in the following areas:

Carpinteria: Improves voice and data along Casitas Pass Road, Loma Drive, Highway 101 South and Highway 101 North

Santa Barbara: Improves data along Olive Road, Birnam Wood Drive and Highway 192

Lompoc: Improves voice and data coverage and capacity along Highway 246 and west Buellton

Since being founded in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested nearly $8.5 billion in its California network to increase the coverage and capacity of its network, and to add new services.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE and 3G networks. As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 102.8 million retail customers, including 96.8 million retail postpaid customers. Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNew.

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