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Happy Friday V Team! On today’s Up To Speed Live, host Diana Alvear recapped the big news stories from the week and shared the following new updates:

Reflecting on voting rights

Yesterday, Hans sent a message which discussed our stance on recent voting legislation. As Hans said in his note: “We strongly oppose the passage of any legislation or the adoption of any measure that would make it harder for any voter including historically marginalized groups —people of color, seniors, students and people with disabilities—to exercise their fundamental right to cast a ballot.” Read the full note here.

Verizon Business Group news

We announced a new partnership with Dreamscape Immersive that will innovate virtual reality apps using 5G and MEC. Their first big goal: 5G immersive learning and training innovations for use in enterprise, public sector, and education environments.

Verizon Business also signed its first European Private 5G deal with Associated British Ports, which operates the Port of Southampton. The port will be using our Private 5G solution for better communication across the mainland port with future plans to take advantage of the technology for real-time analytics, IoT and Machine Learning for asset tracking, autonomous guided vehicles, workflow management, predictive maintenance and safety monitoring.

Calling all V Team cyclists!

Start assembling your teams now for the upcoming American Heart Association Cyclenation event for stroke awareness month in May. Compete against other teams to see who ends the month with the most miles. Post your progress on social media and help spread awareness. Visit the page here for all the details or reach out to Rick Schonbachler - richard.e.schonbachler@verizon.com directly for more information.


V Teamer Rakesh Patel, a product manager supporting the Verizon Consumer Group shared the birth of his daughter named Shree, which means the goddess of wealth in Hinduism. He expressed his appreciation for Verizon’s parental leave program which allowed him to bond with his little one.

If you have any feel good stories to share, email us at good@verizon.com.

Weekly rundown

Monday, we hung out with our communications colleagues, David Weissmann and Libby Jacobson Fox to talk about the Look Forward report which highlights some interesting insights on how Americans feel about shopping, parenting, and more!

Tuesday was all about top tips in tech from our 5G network to the women who are revolutionizing it. Plus, the latest George Talks Tech episode.

And yesterday, we dropped the Verizon Prank Blocker app… April Fools!

Got a broken phone? Wednesday we announced the perfect promo for you! For new and existing customers: trade in your cracked or water damaged phone and get up to $1,000 off our best 5G phones with a port-in and select Unlimited plans. Shop this offer here.

If you have any questions, email them to live@verizon.com.

Click here for a transcript of the webcast.

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