08.01.2013

Verizon Comments on Mike O’Rielly’s Nomination to the Federal Communications Commission

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama nominated Mike O’Rielly to serve as a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission.  The following statement should be attributed to Craig Silliman, Verizon senior vice president, public policy:

“Verizon congratulates Mike O’Rielly on his nomination to serve as commissioner at the FCC.  His experience and public service are tremendous assets that will prove invaluable as the commission addresses pressing needs, including the availability of spectrum, the transition to IP-based services and the need to modernize the country's outdated policy framework for communications technology.

“We look forward to working with Mr. O’Rielly and the full commission on policies that stimulate innovation and benefit American consumers.”

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 100 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 180,900.  For more information, visit about.verizon.com.

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