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MTPCS to Participate in Verizon Wireless' LTE in Rural America Program

WAYNE, Penn., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MTPCS, LLC, d.b.a. Cellular One, a leading wireless telecommunications carrier in many rural parts of the United States, announced that the company has entered into an agreement with Verizon Wireless to participate in the LTE in Rural America program. Under the LTE in Rural America program, Verizon Wireless is working with rural carriers to jumpstart the delivery of fourth-generation Long Term Evolution (LTE) services to rural communities throughout the United States.

Jonathan Foxman, President and CEO of MTPCS, said, "we are excited to partner with Verizon Wireless to provide rural consumers and businesses an exceptional mobile broadband experience, one that offers expanded coverage and significantly faster data speeds."

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Cellular One and believe that our companies working together will greatly enhance the mobile broadband infrastructure in rural East Texas," said Molly Feldman, VP of Business Development for Verizon Wireless.

Under the agreement, Verizon Wireless will lease to Cellular One its 700 MHz upper C block wireless spectrum in parts of Angelina, Nacogdoches, Shelby, Sabine, and San Augustine Counties in Texas. Using the leased spectrum, Cellular One will construct and operate a 4G LTE network serving Cellular One customers, Verizon Wireless customers, and customers of other LTE in Rural America participants. In addition, Cellular One customers will have access to Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network throughout the United States.

Verizon's 4G LTE network is the largest in the US, and covers more than 250 million people.

About Cellular One:

Cellular One is one of the largest and most successful regional wireless carriers in the United States, serving customers in Louisiana, Texas, Montana, and the Gulf of Mexico. Cellular One is committed to providing great value and exceptional service for its customers.  The Cellular One team of knowledgeable, experienced professionals is dedicated to serving customers and local communities in ways that far exceed their expectations. For more information, please visit www.cellonenation.com.

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