Verizon wins 10-year $1.58 billion contract from State Department to modernize U.S. embassies


Verizon Communications Inc. VZ, -1.05% said Wednesday it has won a contract worth up to $1.58 billion from the Department of State to modernize U.S. embassies. The 10-year contract includes implementing and managing the network for the department’s non-domestic footprint and includes embassies in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Verizon shares were slightly lower premarket and are down 23% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 SPX, -0.20% has fallen 20%.

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