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The Future is Bright for Verizon Customers in New Jersey

The Future is Bright for Verizon Customers in New Jersey

The communications industry is nothing like it was years ago. One would be hard-pressed to find another industry that has experienced such dramatic change over the last 30 years. It is mind-numbing how quickly people have embraced new technologies and how those technologies have transformed our society.

Competition from cable companies, Internet-based phone providers, wireless companies and other technologies has transformed the marketplace. But, these changes have also generated opportunities for Verizon to play a central role in creating powerful network platforms to foster innovation and deliver powerful solutions to customers that will have a lasting impact on their lives.

Verizon is creating unique solutions for customers in areas like cloud services, energy management, smart communities, connected homes, telemedicine, work-at-home applications and mobile commerce. By transitioning smartly to an era of advanced technology and higher quality telecom services, Verizon can deliver an outstanding experience for customers every time.

Over the last two decades, the company has invested more than $13 billion in its wireline infrastructure across New Jersey. Today, Verizon New Jersey’s fiber-based network reaches more than 2.1 million homes and businesses. The company has placed more than 22,000 miles of fiber optics in New Jersey and has continued the construction of its fiber networks in Newark and Paterson. Verizon’s investments have made New Jersey one of the most wired states in the nation, cultivated the growth of technology companies in the state and given New Jersey a competitive advantage over neighboring states.

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Students from Two NJ High Schools Win Verizon App Challenge

Students from Two NJ High Schools Win Verizon App Challenge

Students from Jefferson Township Middle School in Oak Ridge are among the "Best in Nation" for the 2013-2014 Verizon Innovative App Challenge, while students at Biotechnology High School in Freehold received the "National Best Educational App Concept" award.

New Generation of Verizon Leaders Take Part in Jersey City Volunteer Project

New Generation of Verizon Leaders Take Part in Jersey City Volunteer Project

On March 13, more than 250 third through sixth graders at Rafael De J. Cordero School – P.S. 37 in Jersey City, New Jersey, met with nearly 200 Verizon employees who visited the school to lead a project focused on science-related activities designed to engage the students and to provide mentoring opportunities to them.

Verizon Kicks Off 77th-Annual

Verizon Kicks Off 77th-Annual "Walk to Washington"

Hundreds attended the annual Verizon kick-off breakfast in Newark, the first stop for the 77th-annual "Walk to Washington" train trip for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. Verizon New Jersey Vice President of External Affairs Samuel Delgado welcomed the attendees to the April 22 event on behalf of Verizon and wished them well on the trip to Washington.
Verizon Honored as a Hero in Celebration Red!

Verizon Honored as a Hero in Celebration Red!

The American Red Cross North Jersey Region honored Verizon with the Corporate Hero Award, as well as a group of exceptional community members, during Celebrate Red! in early April.

 

John P. Szeliga Honored by Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce as Citizen of the Year

 John P. Szeliga  Honored by Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce as Citizen of the Year

Verizon is pleased to announce that John P. Szeliga, External Affairs Field Director, has been named the 2013 Citizen of the Year by the Woodbridge New Jersey Metro Chamber of Commerce. Szeliga was selected for the Chamber's highest honor based on his exemplary leadership and outstanding service to the Chamber and to the community at large.

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Volunteers Come Together to Plant 27 Trees at Newark High School

Volunteers Come Together to Plant 27 Trees at Newark High School

Volunteers recently came together at Newark's Weequahic High School and Chancellor Avenue Elementary School to plant 27 trees.

The NFL, along with the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl XLVIII host committee, The New Jersey Tree Foundation and Verizon have partnered to plant trees around the area.

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Customer Care Manager is Always on the Job

Customer Care Manager is Always on the Job

Ever since Michael Goldring was promoted to a customer care manager at Verizon, he can’t stop thinking about customer service – even when he grabs a bite at his local diner in Manalapan.

“I listen to what the waitresses are saying and how it makes me feel as a customer,” he said. “Perhaps I can glean a good idea or two. I am in constant customer care mode.”

Goldring was a Verizon field technician for 18 years before he was promoted in April to one of 10 customer care managers covering New Jersey.

It’s a new position at Verizon, one that was created in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy when one-on-one relationships became paramount.

“The need for this job was identified during the recovery after Sandy,” explained Robert Malloy, a senior consultant in operations for Verizon New Jersey. “We decided to keep the role and make it permanent.”

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A Lifeline a Phone Call Away

A Lifeline a Phone Call Away

In tough economic times like these, people who hover below or just above the poverty line are hurting the most. Every dollar means a lot. It’s for people like those that Verizon’s Communication Lifeline service is available in New Jersey.

Communications Lifeline offers eligible consumers a service package that includes discounted residential phone service, including Touch-Tone service, ranging from zero to $1.95 per month; opportunities to add optional features, like Caller ID, Three-Way Calling, and more; and a choice of three different local service options.

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Verizon Community Update, the online newsletter of Verizon New Jersey, is designed to advise and inform leaders throughout New Jersey about the programs and initiatives undertaken to support and strengthen communities throughout the state. Please feel free to contact us with your comments.

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