Verizon Introduces FiOS Quantum Internet Speeds With Southern California Flair

‘FiOS SoCal Experience’ Benefits Local Communities, Taps Residents’ Creativity for Chance to Win Custom Prizes

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Southern Californians are firmly in the Internet fast lane with Verizon’s FiOS Quantum Internet service, and the company is spreading the word through the FiOS SoCal Experience, which will support local community causes and reward people’s creativity.

FiOS Quantum Internet offers consumers and small businesses some of the nation’s fastest mass scale Internet speeds available, featuring download/upload speeds of 50/25, 75/35, 150/65 and 300/65 megabits per second (Mbps).  (This FiOS Internet speed grid shows specific examples of the benefits of faster downstream and upstream speeds.)

Verizon’s FiOS SoCal Experience team will meet Southern Californians where they work, live and play in uniquely designed, tech-laden FiOS SoCal Experience vehicles.  The Experience teams and vehicles will make appearances at community events, festivals, business mixers and residential neighborhoods throughout the Beach Cities, San Gabriel Valley and Ventura County between now and August 31.

The Experience fleet includes an iconic 1965 Volkswagen van that has been transformed into a mobile entertainment experience, custom-fitted with FiOS Internet and FiOS TV capability, along with 42-inch HDTVs.  At each vehicle-based event, visitors can participate in all aspects of the FiOS SoCal Experience, including:

Influencing Local Change

A key facet of the FiOS SoCal Experience is support for local causes, and Verizon and the local community will team up to support three non-profit organizations in each phase of the campaign.    Since the program first launched, March 1, 2013, Verizon has donated $40,000 to non-profit organizations in Palm Springs, Inland Valley, Santa Monica, Huntington Beach and Oxnard.  As we move into phase three, Verizon will donate at least $5,000 each to the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach, ExplorOcean and Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity.  In addition, local Verizon employees will volunteer their time at these nonprofits.  The local community will play an integral role in deciding exactly how the charities will use their funds.  You can learn more about each organization and vote on projects to be funded at our live experience and by visiting Verizon.com/FiOSSoCal.

Conquering Creativity, Winning Prizes

As a salute to the Southern California way of life, the FiOS SoCal Experience offers locals a unique opportunity to design and win SoCal staples.  The “Conquer your Creativity” sweepstakes enables participants to virtually design graphics for a beach bike, skate or surfboard, and enter those designs in the sweepstakes.  With a unique, computer-based design template, users can integrate colors, personal photos and text into their designs.

Each week, one sweepstakes entry will be randomly selected, and the winner will receive the item he or she entered – a surfboard, skateboard or beach cruiser – with graphics inspired by their design.  The winning sweepstakes items will be custom-made by local craftsmen, including surfboard shaper Josh Oldenburg and skateboard company SK8 Factory.

To learn more about life at Quantum speed; discover daily locations of the FiOS SoCal Experience fleet; find ways to support local community causes; and learn how to win by conquering creativity through custom design, visit Verizon.com/FiOSSoCal. To learn when the team will be in your neighborhood, follow us on Twitter @VerizonCA and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VerizonCA.

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 98 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 183,400.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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