Verizon New Jersey to Host Breakfast as Part of New Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s Diamond Anniversary ‘Walk to Washington’

To commemorate the diamond anniversary of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's annual Walk to Washington, Verizon New Jersey will host a chamber breakfast at the Hilton Newark Gateway on Thursday (Jan. 26) and demonstrate the company's newest home-monitoring and control services.

After the breakfast, chamber members will board a special Amtrak charter train in Newark to travel to Washington, D.C.  During the trip, members will network with business executives and community leaders, and then dine Thursday evening at the Marriott Wardman Park with New Jersey's Congressional delegation, state legislators, and Gov. Chris Christie and members of his cabinet. 

During the breakfast, Verizon representatives will demonstrate the company's Home Monitoring and Control service, which is designed to take advantage of high-speed broadband connections and to show how Verizon is enabling the borderless lifestyle, where customers can more easily manage their digital lives wherever they are. 

Verizon Home Monitoring and Control lets customers monitor and control their home environment anytime, virtually anywhere. Customers can customize their system -selecting from a range of indoor/outdoor cameras; door locks; door, window and appliance sensors; smart thermostats and energy readers - to best meet their needs.  Based on their setup, customers can:

  • Remotely adjust the thermostat 24/7, over a laptop or even most smartphones.
  • Help lower energy use by seeing where/when electricity is being used.
  • Remotely view their home and lock or unlock doors.
  • Receive automatic event notifications to their computer or phone.

Customers interested in learning more about Verizon's Home Monitoring and Control service can call 1-800-VERIZON or visit www.verizon.com.

Verizon New Jersey is one of New Jersey's largest and most diversified communications providers in the state, offering an array of voice, high-speed Internet and television services for customers.  Verizon's FiOS Internet service offers customers download speeds of up to 150 megabits per second and uploads speeds up to 35 Mbps.

Verizon's extensive FiOS TV offering includes a broad collection of programming, with more than 540 all-digital channels including more than 140 HD channels and 35,000 monthly video-on-demand titles.  FiOS also provides countless next-generation interactive services, including FiOS TV Online and Flex View, which extend FiOS TV Video on Demand beyond the home to the Internet and a range of mobile devices; an advanced interactive media guide; free interactive applications like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others; Media Manager, which allows customers to access on their TVs personal photos, music and videos from their computers; In-Home Agent, which assists customers in diagnosing and resolving a range of service issues; and the MY FiOS app, an easy-to-use mobile application that gives customers access to a wide variety of features including movies, TV shows and personal content;  remote DVR access and control; and billing, account management and customer service tools.

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 107 million total 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 $106.6 billion in 2010 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.