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Rutgers vs. Marquette Women’s Basketball Game on Feb. 27 to Air Live on FiOS1, Exclusively for Verizon Customers in New Jersey, Long Island and Washington, D.C.

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – February 23, 2012 –

Verizon FiOS TV customers who love women's college basketball won't miss a minute of the action when the No. 24-ranked Rutgers University women's basketball team takes on Big East rival Marquette University on Monday (Feb. 27).  Verizon will air the game live from Rutgers' Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, exclusively on FiOS1, Channel 1, on Verizon's FiOS TV.  Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m.

Verizon's FiOS1 is a hyperlocal channel that provides FiOS TV subscribers in New Jersey, Long Island and Washington, D.C., with local news, sports, traffic, weather and other community programming.

"This is a great game for fans of women's college basketball as the Scarlet Knights battle the Golden Eagles in a Big East showdown," said Orlando Martinez, FiOS1's director of local sports programming.  "This exclusive college sports programming is another reason why FiOS1 continues to grow as a destination for FiOS TV customers to tune into for news, entertainment and sports."

FiOS1 is part of FiOS TV's broad collection of programming featuring more than 540 all-digital channels including more than 140 high-definition channels and 35,000 monthly video-on-demand titles.  FiOS TV also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social network, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or mobile phones, Flex View; and more.

FiOS TV is delivered over Verizon's all-fiber-optic network, which brings the power and capacity of fiber optics directly into homes and business and has industry-leading quality and reliability.  The all-fiber network also offers FiOS Internet service, which delivers downstream speeds of up to 150 megabits per second (Mbps) and upstream speeds of up to 35 Mbps, as well as high-quality voice services.

For more information about FiOS1, visit www.fios1news.com.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with nearly 109 million total connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.  A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 194,000.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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