June 24, 2008

Verizon Business Wins Network Services Contracts From US Postal Services

The US Postal Service has selected Verizon Business to provide an estimated $16.4 million worth of network services under the federal Networx Universal communications program.

According to the agreement, Verizon Business will be the primary provider of long-distance and calling-card services for the agency's nearly 166,000 lines serving 34,000 locations nationwide, under a ten-year agreement valued at $10 million.

The company was also awarded a new task order valued at $6.4 million to upgrade about 100 data circuits to an internet protocol network based on multi-protocol label switching.

Susan Zeleniak, group president of Verizon Federal, a sales organization within Verizon Business dedicated to serving federal government customers, said: "Verizon Business has a long history of working with the Postal Service to meet its critical mission. Whether employees are processing the mail or picking up the phone, Verizon Business is looking forward to building on that relationship in the decade ahead."