Source Pravda.Ru

Verizon Communications to provide Department of Homeland Security with IP and security services

American broadband and telecommunications company Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) has won a “provider” contract launched by the Department of Homeland Security.

The $670 million contract will allow Verizon to provide IP and security services over 10 years.

Verizon will create a common IP network for 22 agencies that are part of the department.

The company will also provide the department with emergency communications services.

The secondary network service provider in the Eastern and Western region was named AT&T Government Solutions.