Happy 5th birthday, Up To Speed.

By: Andy Choi

From iPhone to at home, we look back at the rapid evolution of the little show that could.

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On today’s special episode of Up To Speed, we celebrated the show’s fifth birthday. Can you believe it’s been five years? To honor this milestone, we took a look back at how the show has evolved over the years.

As host Andy Choi explained, the first “pilot” episode of Up To Speed aired April 15, 2016. A bit of trivia for you: There was an episode recorded the day before on an iPhone that never aired.

CEO Hans Vestberg stopped by to wish the show a happy birthday, recognizing it as an important channel of communication for all V Teamers.

That certainly was true in March of last year, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced all of us to work differently. With news changing by the minute and no access to a studio, our crew answered the call, hauling equipment into a staff member’s garage so that we could broadcast live from multiple homes. As the days of the pandemic turned into weeks and months, we tried to still have some fun, be grateful and share all that is good in the world.

Want to know the one thing that hasn't changed over the years? The star of our show is our V Team, and all of the incredible work you do for our customers, day in and day out.

We hope you will continue to join us on Up To Speed live on Mondays and Fridays. Then check your inbox or the Inside Verizon app on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for can’t-miss on-demand content.

Anyone can download the Inside Verizon app onto their work or personal devices from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. If you don’t have the direct link, just search for ‘Inside Verizon’.

Thanks for celebrating with us. If you’d like a piece of birthday cake, just send us a note to good@verizon.com. Just kidding. The entire cake has been consumed. But there’s always next year!

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