Verizon is joining forces with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and a number of other businesses and community organizations to help promote safe driving through It Can Wait. The campaign urges drivers to pledge not to text and drive and provides resources and tools to help prevent distracted driving.
Welcome to Verizon - New York online, a great resource for news and information on how we serve you - our customers, communities and partners in New York and Connecticut. Here, you'll learn about how we are revolutionizing our business with new services and state-of-the-art technologies to meet the region's ever-changing telecommunications needs, and about our community service and philanthropic work in the area.
Bronx Academy of Promise, New York City, is among the ten teams across the country named winners of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, a national competition created by the Verizon Foundation in partnership with the Technology Student Association to help boost student engagement and interest in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. The students were asked to use their STEM skills to design app concepts that provided real-world solutions for issues in their communities or schools.
The winning teams will now work on bringing their concepts to market, with professional support and training from Verizon employees and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. In addition, each winning team’s school will receive a $10,000 Verizon Foundation grant to advance STEM education, and each team member will receive the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, courtesy of Samsung Mobile. [ Read the press release ]
Verizon would like to thank its business customers in Lower Manhattan for sticking with us after Hurricane Sandy. Stay tuned to learn about some of the amazing businesses we're honored to call our customers. If you're a Verizon Business customer in Lower Manhattan and were impacted by Sandy, DM us at @Verizon -- we'd love to thank you, too!
Verizon's MAGIC Bus Is Green
Verizon has introduced a fleet of 25 MAGIC buses into NYC to help improve parking, emissions and traffic. The new fleet removes 250 older gasoline trucks from city streets, eliminates more than 70,000 gallons of gasoline used yearly, and reducing C02 by more than 645 metric tons -- the equivalent weight of 200 passenger vehicles. [ Learn more ]
In the Community
Verizon continues to focus on the quality of life for New Yorkers 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.