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Verizon Statement

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Verizon Statement

20:46 EDT Tuesday, October 29, 2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement should be attributed to Jeff Nelson, vice president, global corporate communications, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

"Verizon is committed to supporting our HHS client and stabilizing their www.healthcare.gov website. Since HHS asked us to provide additional compute and storage capacity, our engineers have worked 24/7 to trouble-shoot issues with the site. 

"At the request of HHS's deputy CIO, we are now undertaking infrastructure maintenance, which should be complete overnight.  We anticipate the strengthened infrastructure will help eliminate application downtimes."

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 more than 101 million retail connections 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. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 178,300.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts and other information are available at Verizon's online News Center at newscenter.verizon.com. The news releases are available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit newscenter.verizon.com/corporate/feeds.

SOURCE Verizon

For further information: Kevin King, 410-353 3234, kevin.king@verizon.com

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