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Verizon Comments on Changes in Leadership at FCC

               Verizon Comments on Changes in Leadership at FCC

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --President Obama today (May 1)
nominated Tom Wheeler to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications
Commission, and announced that Commissioner Mignon Clyburn would serve as
acting chair until Wheeler's confirmation. The following statement should be
attributed to Craig Silliman, Verizon senior vice president, public policy:

"Verizon congratulates Commissioner Clyburn on her historic appointment as
acting chair of the Federal Communications Commission. We look forward to
continuing to work with her.

"Verizon also congratulates Mr. Wheeler on his nomination; his experience and
leadership will serve the commission well as it addresses policies involving
the rapidly changing broadband and wireless industries. Verizon looks forward
to working with him and the commission to shape pro-consumer and
pro-innovation policies in the communications marketplace."

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 99 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, including all of the
Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues,
Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 181,900. For more information, visit
www.verizon.com.

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SOURCE Verizon

Website: http://www.verizon.com
Contact: Ed McFadden, 202-515-2478, edward.s.mcfadden@verizon.com