Verizon, Interior to enhance digital, cultural literacy for Native American students

Verizon and the US Department of the Interior have partnered to connect more than 1,000 Native American students at ten Bureau of Indian Education managed dormitories with high-speed wireless service, tablets and digital programs to engage students in both STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects and their cultural heritage.

The initiative is part of Verizon´s ongoing support of the Native American community and its commitment to President Obama´s ConnectED program.

To ensure the dormitory students have access to broadband technology and the critical tools needed to build skills for the digital future, Verizon has installed enhanced network infrastructure at the dormitories.

Verizon is already providing wireless broadband connectivity at eight of the ten dormitory locations, and expects to complete the project this year.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) employs a diverse workforce of 177,900 and generated more than USD127 billion in 2014 revenues. It operates America´s most reliable wireless network, with 110.8 million retail connections nationwide. Headquartered in New York, Verizon also provides communications and entertainment services over America´s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.