B-Roll And Images Available: Verizon And Local And State Officials Break Ground On The Verizon Technology Innovation Center In Waltham, Mass.

WHO: Verizon, the leading provider of broadband, wireless and wireline communications services

WHAT: Broadcast-quality B-Roll, including:

  • Video of the groundbreaking ceremony, featuring both leaders from Verizon and state and local government

Sounds bites from:

  • Dick Lynch, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Verizon
  • Greg Bialecki, secretary of housing and economic development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

High-resolution still images, including:

  • Images from the groundbreaking ceremony

WHERE: In Verizon Wireless’ Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia

WHEN: Available now

BACKGROUND: The Verizon Technology Innovation Center is designed to provide a central base for Verizon’s advanced technology initiatives. Upon completion, the three buildings on the Verizon Technology Campus at Waltham will house more than 300 of the country’s leading technologists and scientists and will contain office and lab space as well as an Executive Briefing Center where partners, consumer electronics companies, innovation collaborators, business executives and public officials can meet to discuss and collaborate on forward-looking technologies such as FiOS and next-generation 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless technology.

The site in Waltham is an important hub of wireless technology and user trials. Verizon Wireless has been building and testing its 4G LTE network in Boston since August 2009. The company expects to launch its 4G LTE network in 25 to 30 markets, covering roughly 100 million people by the end of 2010. Learn more at www.verizonwireless.com/lte.  

About Verizon 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 91 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 approximately 222,900 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.  

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