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Displaying articles for: 01-29-2012 - 02-04-2012

Verizon Tackling Domestic Violence

by Employee ‎02-03-2012 02:28 PM - edited ‎02-03-2012 02:29 PM

JB - small.pngWe’re getting closer to Super Bowl XLVI and across Verizon’s business units there are many activities in Indianapolis.  Verizon has deployed its state-of-the-art mobile command center near the stadium to serve as a backup emergency operations center for the city of Indianapolis during the Super Bowl.

 

I’m proud to share with you our recent partnership with Sportscaster James Brown, the host of CBS Network’s “The NFL Today” and Showtime’s “Inside the NFL,” to launch a national campaign to end domestic violence against women and men. 

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How Investing in Our Networks Can Create Shared Value

by Employee ‎02-01-2012 08:59 PM - edited ‎02-06-2012 11:26 AM

kathy_brown_133x175.jpgI've talked before about the need for American companies to adopt business practices that create shared social value to benefit both society and businesses, how we at Verizon are well-positioned to do this, and how we have started down the path toward building that value. We've recently taken two big steps down that path by signing agreements to pay billions for wireless spectrum and announcing plans to upgrade our IP data network.

 

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A dirty six-letter word!

by Employee ‎02-01-2012 02:34 PM - edited ‎02-01-2012 02:36 PM

ewaste_133x171.jpgE-Waste! It's a dirty word, all right. Recycling of cans and plastic bottles is mandatory in many cities and towns across the country. Quite frankly, curbside pick-up makes it very convenient in towns like mine and many others.

 

That's not the case with electronic waste. Consumers and businesses discarded some 2.25 million tons of e-waste in 2007, according to EPA, with the majority of it disposed of primarily in landfills where the precious metals cannot be recovered and hazardous substances can leach into the ground and contaminate soil and water.

 

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