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Verizon FiOS Once Again Fuels Community Connections in Southern California

Friday, March 07, 2014

Verizon FiOS Once Again Fuels Community Connections in Southern California

11:00 EST Friday, March 07, 2014

FiOS SoCal Campaign Benefits Local Communities, Delivers Unexpected Surprises to SoCal Residents

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An interaction with the Verizon FiOS SoCal Experience team can lead to pleasant surprise.  Just ask Steve Kardynal, an active fan of Verizon's FiOS SoCal community campaign last year, who was richly rewarded with a personalized entertainment experience. 

The campaign is returning to Southern California communities with its tech-laden vehicles to showcase Verizon FiOS technology including FiOS Quantum Internet, which connects residents to the entertainment, they want and need, anytime, anywhere, and in a uniquely SoCal way.  The Experience teams and the mobile entertainment vehicles, custom-built to showcase Quantum Internet and FiOS TV capabilities though 42-inch HDTVs will make appearances at community events, festivals and other lifestyle events throughout Southern California now through October 2014. 

To commemorate its second year, the campaign kicked off its "Fuel Your Connections" theme by surprising one SoCal transplant with an experience that connected him to his roots and hometown passion.  The recipient was chosen because he was an active fan of the Verizon FiOS SoCal Campaign last year.  In addition to a surprise yard party in his honor, Steve and his friends received exclusive VIP access to one of his favorite sporting events to support his hometown team.  They'll also be provided with upscale, executive transportation so that they can arrive in style.  Watch the surprise unfold at www.FiOSSoCal.com.

SoCal residents can enter the "Fuel Your Connections" sweepstakes for a chance to be randomly surprised in real time, with custom prizes from Verizon FiOS.  Entrants should show how Verizon can fuel their connections to the entertainment they want by posting video to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, along with the hashtag #FiOSFuels for a chance to win. 

A key facet of the FiOS SoCal Campaign is support for local causes, part of Verizon's philosophy of sharing its success with the communities where its employees live and work.  Verizon and local communities will team up once again to support three non-profit organizations in each phase of the program.  In 2013, Verizon and its employees dedicated $77,500 in grants and 650 hours of volunteer time were dedicated to 12 different non-profit organizations throughout Southern California.  This year Verizon FiOS is partnering with Project Lead the Way to assist in providing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) resources to select schools in Southern California.  The campaign will also align with various branches of Habitat for Humanity, FIND Food Bank and other local charitable organizations through October 2014.  You can learn more about each partner organization at our live events and by visiting www.FiOSSoCal.com.

FiOS Quantum Internet for consumers and small businesses features download/upload speeds of 50/25, 75/35, 150/65, 300/65 and 500/100 megabits per second (Mbps).  The two highest downstream speed offers ? 300 and 500 Mbps ? and the new 65 Mbps upstream speed are some of the nation's fastest mass scale Internet speeds available.  (This FiOS Internet speed grid shows specific examples of the benefits of faster downstream and upstream speeds).

Southern Californians can learn more about life at Quantum speed; discover daily locations of the FiOS SoCal vehicle fleet, find ways to support local community causes, and enter for a chance to have Verizon FiOS Fuel their Connections, by visiting www.FiOSSoCal.com.   They can also follow us on Twitter @VerizonCA, on Instagram at Instagram.com/FiOSSoCal and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VerizonCA. 

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 103 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 more than $120 billion in 2013 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 176,800. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high-quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's online News Center at www.verizon.com/news.  To receive news releases by email, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.

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Media contacts: Jarryd Gonzales, Verizon 213-337-1118jarryd.gonzales@verizon.com

Ashley Pabst, Marketing Werks312-784-1667apabst@marketingwerks.com

SOURCE Verizon Communications Inc.

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