Verizon in Massachusetts - Public Policy

In an industry as dynamic as telecommunications, it's critical that the basic assumptions underpinning public policy promote competition among service providers, while driving investment and innovation, and creating value and choices for customers.

Here in Massachusetts, we're advocating Verizon's position on a number of important issues. In this section, you'll learn more about our goals and objectives in the policy arena and what you as residents and consumers in the Bay State can do to get involved.



Decisive New Technology Adoption Leads to Competitive Advantage

A new study from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services – “The Digital Dividend – First Mover Advantage” – demonstrates that early adoption of new technologies leads to better business outcomes.

The study’s results show that IT “Pioneers” – companies the study identified as believing strongly in the benefits of adopting new technologies and that pursue “first-mover advantage” – are more likely to lead in both revenue growth and market position than their peers. Twenty percent of these companies experienced more than 30 percent revenue growth. This is more than twice the growth experienced by companies identified as technology “Followers” (those that watch and invest once benefits are proven), and three times the growth experienced by “Cautious” technology adopters (those that wait until a technology is well-established).

Sponsored by Verizon Enterprise Solutions, the study surveyed 672 business and technology leaders from around the world on the impact of what HBR Analytic Services calls the Big Five technologies – mobile, social, cloud computing, advanced analytics and machine-to-machine communications. The aim of the study was to understand how these tools are transforming organizations and helping them innovate to derive shareholder value.



Take the Pledge - It Can WaitTexting While Driving Ban

Verizon has joined forces with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and a number of other businesses and community organizations to help promote safe driving through It Can Wait.

We support federal legislation to ban texting and e-mailing while driving. This approach is a logical extension of our previous breaks with other wireless companies to support state-wide legislation banning texting and e-mailing while driving. [ Learn more ]