Verizon Communications

Verizon Retirees: Don’t Prioritize Executive Compensation Over Shareowner Interests

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 4:30pm

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., March 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Retiree shareholders at Verizon (NYSE: VZ ) will present two proposals at this years annual meeting in an effort to rein in runaway executive compensation.

Key Points: 
  • COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., March 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Retiree shareholders at Verizon (NYSE: VZ ) will present two proposals at this years annual meeting in an effort to rein in runaway executive compensation.
  • One proposal would require shareholder approval of any Verizon Golden Parachute plan (Item #8) that pays out severance or termination payouts that are equal to or greater than 300% of an executive officers base salary plus target short-term bonus.
  • A second executive compensation reform proposed by BellTel Retirees seeks to limit guarantees of Above-Market Returns on Nonqualified Executive Savings Plans (Item #4).
  • Whats good for a few executives, personally, may not be in the corporations best interest or the interest of shareholders.

Automotive Smartphone Enabled Telematics Market 2019-2023 | Cost Benefits of UBI to Boost Growth | Technavio

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 1:00am

Our automotive smartphone enabled telematics market report covers the following areas:

Key Points: 
  • Our automotive smartphone enabled telematics market report covers the following areas:
    This study identifies growing popularity of smartphone enabled telematics in commercial vehicles as one of the prime reasons driving the automotive smartphone enabled telematics market growth during the next few years.
  • We provide a detailed analysis of around 25 vendors operating in the Automotive Smartphone Enabled Telematics Market, including some of the vendors such as Agero, Airbiquity, Continental, Omnitracs, Trimble and Verizon.
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Verizon to give customers learning tools and premium TV at no additional cost to assist with new at-home realities

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:21pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic causes millions to remain indoors, Verizon is giving individuals and families more ways to learn and stay entertained at no additional cost.

Key Points: 
  • As the COVID-19 pandemic causes millions to remain indoors, Verizon is giving individuals and families more ways to learn and stay entertained at no additional cost.
  • Customers can visit Verizon.com and follow instructions to access these engaging learning and studying services in April, as available.
  • Customers will see additional channels available in their Fios TV listings on a rolling basis starting early next week.
  • To find out more about what Verizon is doing to help its customers during the Coronavirus pandemic, visit verizon.com/about/news/our-response-coronavirus .

The biggest names in entertainment are helping the smallest names in business

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:30pm

ET on Twitter @verizon and on Yahoo Entertainment .

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  • ET on Twitter @verizon and on Yahoo Entertainment .
  • Small businesses are being impacted in extraordinary ways as we all fight against the spread of COVID-19, said Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO, Verizon.
  • Pay it Forward Live will give all Americans an opportunity to help their favorite small businesses survive this unprecedented hardship.
  • As consumers engage, Verizon will unlock an additional $2.5 million in funds, bringing the total donation to a potential $5 million.

Verizon helps eliminate worry for customers during time of great need

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 4:37pm

Mobile + Home Rewards benefits: customers with Verizon postpaid mobile service can enroll through Verizon Up for additional benefits and discounts.

Key Points: 
  • Mobile + Home Rewards benefits: customers with Verizon postpaid mobile service can enroll through Verizon Up for additional benefits and discounts.
  • Specifically:
    For Verizon consumer and small business postpaid unlimited customers, 15GB of 4G LTE hotspot data will be added to your current plan.
  • For small business customers of 50 lines or less, plans eligible for the data boost include, More Everything, Verizon Plan 1.0, Verizon Plan 2.0, New Verizon Plan for Business, Flexible Business, the Verizon Unlimited Plan and all Business Unlimited plans.
  • To find out more about what Verizon is doing to help its customers during the Coronavirus pandemic, visit verizon.com/about/news/our-response-coronavirus .

Verizon teams on the frontlines with COVID-19 first responders

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 7:31pm

In addition, Verizon provides first responders with priority and preemption abilities for voice and data where necessary.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, Verizon provides first responders with priority and preemption abilities for voice and data where necessary.
  • As a police commissioner of the nations largest cities and today as a private citizen, I have the opportunity to work with Verizon.
  • I know that their network, their technology and most importantly their people will be there to support first responders when they need them most.
  • Our teams will continue to partner with and support first responders, government and public health organizations because we are all in this together.

Micro Focus Joins #StopTheSpread Movement, Turns Annual Customer Event into Virtual Conference to Accommodate Loyal Customer Base

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:00pm

The virtual Micro Focus Universe included presentations from customers such as Lloyds Banking Group, MegaLabs, Carrefour and Verizon Connect, as well as partners such as PWC, Deloitte, DXC.

Key Points: 
  • The virtual Micro Focus Universe included presentations from customers such as Lloyds Banking Group, MegaLabs, Carrefour and Verizon Connect, as well as partners such as PWC, Deloitte, DXC.
  • "The adjustment to a virtual Micro Focus Universe was seamless, scalable, and in line with the current climate and perhaps a model for future events."
  • The 30-plus customer speakers, and dozens of Micro Focus executive speakers, have reported strong online engagement with attendees.
  • Micro Focus Universe is the company's flagship customer event, which is typically held on location in both Europe and the Americas.

How Americans are spending their time in the temporary new normal

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 10:55pm

Video streaming increased by more than 12% and overall web traffic by just under 20%.

Key Points: 
  • Video streaming increased by more than 12% and overall web traffic by just under 20%.
  • Verizons fiber optic and wireless networks have been able to meet the shifting demands of customers and continue to perform well.
  • In small pockets where there has been a significant increase in usage, our engineers have quickly added capacity to meet customers demand.
  • Heres a snapshot of usage, week over week:
    *Based on peak data hour usage week over week.

Verizon will help customers and small businesses disrupted by impact of coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 5:02pm

In addition, the company will not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, the company will not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus.
  • Verizons new customer commitment will help ensure connectivity and offer assistance to customers and small businesses facing challenges from the global crisis.
  • Now more than ever, we need to ensure that our customers, their families and businesses have the ability to connect to the internet even if theyre facing financial hardship from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, said Hans Vestberg, Verizon Chairman and CEO.
  • Verizon offers its customers a variety of wireless and home broadband plans, as well as a suite of global IP-network services.

Valimail Extends Email Security Standards and Working Group Contributions With New Leadership Roles

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 5:23pm

Blank leads Valimails efforts to support industry-wide, ecosystem technologies that improve the security and effectiveness of Internet technologies benefiting everyone.

Key Points: 
  • Blank leads Valimails efforts to support industry-wide, ecosystem technologies that improve the security and effectiveness of Internet technologies benefiting everyone.
  • The BIMI working group where Blank also serves as chair consists of a select group of vendors: 250OK, Comcast, Fastmail, Google, LinkedIn, ReturnPath from Validity, Twilio, and Verizon Media.
  • With its ongoing work with standards bodies and contributions to open source software, Valimail has made numerous and meaningful improvements to the email security ecosystem.
  • Valimail is the leading email authentication solution on the Microsoft O365 platform and has won more than a dozen prestigious cybersecurity technology awards.