Not since the invention of the telephone has the telecommunications industry been at a more exciting point in time. Advances in technology and innovative new applications for communication are popping up faster than ever. With such rapid development - and deployment - of these technologies, the lives of Virginians have drastically improved in ways that could not be foreseen just a decade ago. We're in near-constant communication with friends and family. Businesses move at a greater and more profitable speed. And healthcare, education and energy markets, among others, have all come to depend on various forms of connectivity to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
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The Innovative App Challenge is Back!
The Verizon Innovative App Challenge is back, and Bill
Nye, the Science Guy, is helping Verizon to encourage students nationwide to organize their teams and submit their cool app ideas now. Absolutely no coding or technology skills are necessary to win. [ Learn More ]
Verizon is aiming to reach 1 million phone donations to their HopeLine program by the end of 2015. These phones are turned into vital resources for victims and survivors of domestic violence. For more information, please visit www.verizon.com/about/hopeline.
In the Community
Verizon continues to focus on the quality of life for Virginia residents by investing in a wide range of programs that strengthen education, raise awareness of domestic violence, and improve health care through the use of technology.
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Featured Grant: Piedmont Housing Alliance STEM Initiative
The Verizon Foundation presented a $10,000 grant to the Piedmont Housing Alliance in support of its project to bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or “STEM” subjects to children in the Friendship Court Apartments in downtown Charlottesville. The grant will allow 20 elementary aged children to participate in a STEM learning partnership with Piedmont Virginia Community College over the next school year.