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As Hurricane Sandy Nears East Coast Landfall, Verizon Finalizes Storm Preparations

John Stratton, president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, said: "We appreciate being a trusted adviser to many of the businesses and government agencies that are now preparing to protect citizens and ensure speedy recovery in the storm's aftermath.   Our government clients at the state, local and federal levels are already playing crucial pre-storm roles, and we will provide ongoing support for the many businesses and government agencies that are now deploying.  Our clients depend on us to support their global technology and communications needs 24/7, and we are ready."

The executives stressed that in addition to serving customers, the safety of Verizon employees is equally important.  Many steps have and will be taken to prevent or minimize problems on the company's communications networks.  Planning for crises takes place year- round.  Verizon has invested $30.5 billion over the past two years to build, maintain and fortify its wireless and wireline infrastructure for such events. 

Customers may contact Verizon online at www.verizon.com/outage to report any wireline service-related issues; or call 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966).  Business customers are advised to contact their regular customer service centers or account teams as needed. 

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with nearly 96 million retail customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.  A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 184,500.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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SOURCE Verizon

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