Public Policy and Regulatory

Supporting policies that promote consumer choice, competition and innovation.

Our customers get everything the Open Internet has to offer.

We provide consumers with choices and Internet access when, where and how they want. Our advanced broadband networks and services provide strong platforms for innovation for consumers, for Verizon and for other providers and users throughout the internet. We invest $17 billion every year so that consumers can continue to consume more of the internet content they want.   

Spectrum is the lifeblood of our mobile industry.

Bringing more spectrum to the consumer market is a win-win for government, consumers and the mobile economy. Consumers’ demand for mobile data is expected to grow more than six-fold between 2014 and 2019. Given growing consumer demand, analysts predict that meeting future demand will require more than 350 MHz of new licensed spectrum.

Empowering rural communities with wireless broadband services

Our LTE in Rural America program is a partnership with rural carriers to accelerate the deployment of rural wireless broadband services. We have proactively worked with the FCC and industry partners, devoting thousands of engineering hours and other resources to rural call completion analysis and testing. By the end of 2015, all 21 of our program partners launched LTE service in their leased areas, covering nearly 2.9 million people across 15 states.

LRA partners
21
participants
Community
2.9M
people covered in 15 states
Coverage
225K
square miles

Policy news

Our public policy experts share their viewpoints on the state of the wireless industry.

Transparency Report

Our semi-annual report presents the number of demands we receive from law enforcement.

Grants for resolving RCC issues

We are supportive of academic research that advances the detection and resolution of rural call completion problems. If you are interested in pursuing research, download the RFP (PDF) and email us by January 2018. Accepted proposals will result in a grant of $30-50K.

Political contributions report

Political contributions are one way we support the democratic process and participate in the public policy dialogue. We list all PAC contributions, corporate political contributions and independent expenditures made by Verizon. This report is updated twice a year.

Our policies support customers, employees and communities.