Sixteen local participants are currently enrolled in Project Fresh Start, learning about financial literacy, taxes, legal issues, time management, and conflict/problem resolution. Graduates can apply for Verizon Wireless grant of up to $5,000. To date, 14 grants totaling $57,500 have been awarded across New York State, with more planned in 2012.
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In celebration of Fleet Week New York and in support of U.S. Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, Verizon Wireless is showcasing a live stream of social content from the grounds of the celebration. User-submitted photos and encouraging words shared on social media platforms appear on the largest stage in the world, Times Square in New York City.
Now through May 30th, Fleet Week participants can tag their tweets, Instagram photos and Foursquare check-ins with the hashtag #fleetweek to make it onto MTV 44 ½, the giant gilded screen across the street from MTV’s famed studios.
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Ready to take the 4G plunge but unsure where to start? After nearly 69,000 real-world data, call and text tests, Verizon Wireless has been named top New York LTE performer.
Verizon’s LTE easily bested AT&T’s LTE when comparing average download and upload speeds. Though AT&T now offers LTE service in New York, they couldn’t keep pace with Verizon’s LTE network. This marks the first time ever a carrier has won every RootScore Award in a market.
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Verizon is pledging $500,000 to help domestic violence survivors become entrepreneurs. The initial $100,000 grants awarded to workforce development programs, in partnership with local domestic violence advocacy agencies, in New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany.
Grants will fund the development of pilot training programs designed to help survivors learn valuable business skills they can use to start or expand a small business, leading to greater financial stability and independence which are key to escaping the cycle of violence.
The continuing rollout of 4G LTE wireless technology across Upstate New York highlighted a nearly $158 million network investment by industry leader Verizon Wirelessin 2011 – the 11th consecutive year of $100+ million local investment.
• 11th consecutive year of $100+ million local investment – more than $1.4 billion invested in region since 2000
• 4G LTE now available in eight Upstate New York markets covering more than 60 percent of the region’s population
• Network coverage and capacity enhancements continued region-wide
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