Verizon Frontline: Built for first responders.

By: Raquel Wilson
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

Celebrating six years of Up To Speed and don't forget to mark your calendar for Friday's Results Webcast.

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Happy Friday, V Team! On today’s final Up To Speed of the week, host Raquel Wilson shared the following updates:

Up To Speed: Week in review

A special birthday

A little trivia for you: Did you know the pilot episode of Up To Speed aired April 15, 2016? Yup, that’s right: Today is Up To Speed's sixth birthday! From its inception, we’ve been bringing you all the news happening at Verizon, highlighting all the hard work the V Team has accomplished, and of course sharing your personal career journeys and life stories that bring us all together.

Thanks for watching, sending in your stories to, leaving comments and sharing your favorite episodes! We hope you’ll continue joining us for live episodes most Mondays and Fridays at noon ET, and for additional episodes most Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Verizon Frontline’s Response Team

Verizon Frontline’s Response Team recently completed a multi-day deployment to support a statewide flooding-response exercise hosted by the South Carolina Emergency Management Department.

This past weekend, the team also deployed resources to remote desert areas of California and Nevada to provide mission-critical communications capabilities to medical professionals and race organizers in support of the Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay law-enforcement race.

Overall, the Verizon Response Team provides on-demand, emergency assistance during crises to government agencies, emergency responders, nonprofits and communities on a 24/7 basis. Thank you, Verizon Frontline Response Team, for all that you do!

Still a chance to win free tickets

Keep sharing your Verizon workspace selfies with us for a chance to attend some of the most sought-after Live Nation concerts of the season!

Whether you’re working from home, serving our customers or checking in from another worksite, we’d love to see your photos and videos. If you send these photos to or tag them with @InsideVerizon on Instagram or Twitter, you’ll have a chance to win some tickets for a concert at Soldier Field in Chicago!

It’s all part of our “First Access” program, in partnership with Live Nation. “First Access,” the new presale ticket access for Verizon Up members, gives special access to coveted Live Nation tours before tickets go on sale to the general public. Verizon Up is free to join, easy to use and available via the My Verizon app. For more details, visit Verizon Up.

Global Volunteer Week starts Monday

April 17 kicks off National Volunteer Week in the U.S. Founded in 1974, this weeklong event celebrates how volunteers tackle society’s most significant challenges. It’s the perfect opportunity to seize the hour with your friends and colleagues. Check out our Citizen Verizon Volunteers Portal to find a cause that’s meaningful to you.

1Q22 Results webcast

Be sure to mark your calendars for our 1Q Results Webcast next Friday (April 22) at noon ET. If you want to submit related questions for our leaders, send them to us at

Have a wonderful weekend!

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About the author:

Raquel Wilson is a former adfellow who now enjoys keeping the V Team up to date on all things Verizon as a host of Up To Speed. You can always rely on her to have a good book recommendation and a latte she probably paid way too much for.

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