Consumers Take Center Stage on Verizon High-IQ Networks at 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show

Verizon is gearing up for the International Consumer Electronics show this week in Las Vegas, where the company will join with a wide range of technology ecosystem partners to showcase its advanced networks, products, services and  solutions that put consumers and enterprise customers at the epicenter of an ever-expanding connected universe.

Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon's chairman and CEO, will kick off the CES with a keynote address on Thursday (Jan. 6) that promises to offer a provocative and visionary view of the connected universe and the central role Verizon's high-IQ networks play for consumers and leading global businesses.  Seidenberg will be joined by Verizon Chief Operating Officer Lowell McAdam as well as several surprise guests who will show how the combination of ultra-fast, intelligent networks and innovative applications and solutions will drive the most innovative era in the history of technology.

"We are putting the power of Verizon's advanced networks, innovative services and strategic partnerships front and center at the world's largest consumer technology show," said Tony Melone, executive vice president and chief technology officer for Verizon.  "We aim to demonstrate how these collaborations dramatically transform the ways people communicate, consume entertainment, and stay connected to what's important to them - at work or at play and on any device."

For the first time, Verizon will have a large booth on the exhibit floor (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, #35216) and will demonstrate dozens of products, applications and services that show the power and capabilities of the nation's fastest, most advanced 4G wireless network, the nation's most advanced fiber-to-the-home network and the most connected global IP network.  The demonstrations are the result of collaborations with multiple companies and span the worlds of gaming, multi-screen entertainment, telemedicine, home security and management, and more.  For news and information about Verizon's presence at CES, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces and http://newscenter2.verizon.com/verizon-at-ces-2011.

For the Media

Verizon Wireless will host a news conference on Thursday (Jan. 6) at 1 p.m. PST featuring a sneak peek at consumer-focused, Android-based LTE devices, as well as an update on the company's 4G LTE network rollout.  The news conference will be webcast; to register, visit http://www.verizonwebcasts.com/ces/2011/news.

Reporters can also register to watch a live webcast of the opening keynote (Thursday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 a.m. PST) by visiting http://newscenter2.verizon.com/verizon-at-ces-2011. Visit the CES Press Room and Blogger Lounge (Las Vegas Convention Center Rooms S229 and S228) to see hands-on demonstrations of select services featured in Verizon's show floor booth.

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 mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 93 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.