Verizon Launches Family Video Contest, Tampa Bay

FiOS Quantum, Verizon's latest home broadband service, was recently introduced to the Tampa Bay region. As part of Verizon’s announcement of the new service, the company is holding a contest called “Families on FiOS.” Tampa Bay area families, roommates and friends can enter the contest and the winner will receive a home technology makeover valued at approximately $9,000.

"We want to know how families and friends are using technology in this new day and age for their communications, information and entertainment needs,'' says Jeanmarie Milla, Verizon’s Florida region president of operations. "In turn, Verizon can use this information to help offer Tampa Bay residents the optimal consumer experience.''

According to Milla, FiOS Quantum is a record-setting broadband service, which features download and upload speeds that are twice as fast as those previously offered.

"Verizon is able to offer Internet at speeds two to three times as fast as the competition because it has the nation’s largest all-fiber-optic network,'' Milla says. "The competition can't touch our FiOS Quantum speeds because of their hybrid fiber/copper networks, which constrain their speed.''

To enter the contest, residents must film a short video (three and five minutes long) and upload it to the contest website. All films must be submitted by Aug. 6. Verizon's team will select five entries, and the public will be voting for their favorite video beginning Aug. 13. The contest is open to anyone residing in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee and Sarasota counties, where FiOS is offered.

"We want to see Tampa Bay in action,'' Milla says. "This contest is about residents showing they're at the cutting-edge of technology trends. Also, being a little entertaining never hurt anyone’s chances.''

The winner of the grand prize will be announced Sept. 19.

Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Jeanmarie Milla, Verizon

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Kimberly Patterson is a news editor for 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
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