News Release

Verizon Wireless Congratulates Kevin Martin on Selection as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

March 20, 2005

Debra Lewis
Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-7844

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, today congratulated Kevin Martin on his selection by President Bush to become chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Denny Strigl, president and CEO of Verizon Wireless said, "Throughout Kevin Martin's career in public service, he has demonstrated a keen understanding of the issues and challenges facing the telecommunications industry, including those unique to the highly competitive wireless industry. We congratulate Commissioner Martin and look forward to working with him as he takes on this new challenge."

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