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White House and FCC champion plan to support private sector leadership in 5G

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following is a statement from Ronan Dunne, executive vice president and president of Verizon Consumer Group.

Verizon is leading the world in the development and deployment of 5G. Our commitment to being first to 5G has helped us launch 5G Home in four cities, and 5G mobility service in Chicago and Minneapolis and to at least 30 additional cities by the end of the year. No other company in the world has brought together the necessary elements of this technology like Verizon. We're excited about what we've done so far, and thrilled about what's to come.

With the leadership, determination and forward-looking policies approved by the administration and the FCC, we're paving a path that will help keep the U.S. as the global leader in this next generation network. We're asking others to join us in shaping this powerful and promising new technology -- a new era in communications that will transform the lives of consumers and businesses around the world. 

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated revenues of $130.9 billion in 2018. The company operates America’s most reliable wireless network and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. With brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost, the company’s media group helps consumers stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. Verizon’s corporate responsibility prioritizes the environmental, social and governance issues most relevant to its business and impact to society.

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