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Shentel Builds Local Towers in Monroe County to Provide 4G LTE Network

Shentel invests over $350 million in wireless network

EDINBURG, VA, December 14, 2017 (NASDAQ:SHEN) — Today, Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel), a Sprint affiliate, announced that new cell sites located in Lindside, Wayside and Ballard, WV, have been built to provide and enhance coverage in the Monroe County area.

The new cell sites are equipped to provide 4G LTE, which means clearer and fewer dropped calls and faster download speeds to offer customers a better experience when calling, texting or streaming video. These tower additions will bring new coverage to the Indian Creek, Pine Grove, Hilldale, Forest Hills and Ballangee areas. Coverage will be enhanced at James Monroe High School and along Route 12 and Route 219.

These additional sites are part of the Shentel-owned Sprint network upgrades that have occurred throughout 2017 in Virginia and West Virginia. Shentel has invested over $350 million to ensure 100% of their towers are 4G LTE to offer better coverage to customers in previously underserved areas.

“We are committed to providing the best possible customer experience throughout the Monroe County area. With Sprint’s exceptional value on unlimited plans and our outstanding local customer service, we are fast becoming the choice for wireless in the area,” said Willy Pirtle, Senior Vice President of Wireless, Shentel.

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About Shenandoah Telecommunications

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) provides a broad range of diversified communications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art network to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States. The Company’s services include: wireless voice and data; cable

video, internet and voice; fiber network and services; and local and long distance telephone. Shentel is the exclusive personal communications service (“PCS”) Affiliate of Sprint in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, please visit www.shentel.com

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Media Contacts:

Stacey Wynia, GKV
(410) 234-2519
stacey.wynia@gkv.com
Willy Pirtle, Shentel
(540) 984-3001
willy.pirtle@emp.shentel.com