A Fios tech, family online safety, and football season. It’s the week in review.

By: Verizon Up To Speed

Today on Up To Speed: 5B comes to Fios, quizmaster Rachel appears on BUILD, and doing good in Detroit. 

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The week in review.

On Monday, Jess spent a day with Fios tech Latanya in NYC to see what it takes to serve customers in the city that never sleeps. 

Then on Tuesday we started our road trip coverage with Stephen Balkam of the Family Online Safety Institute, as he goes from city to city sharing best practice tips for online safety, and showing how the Gizmo watch can help keep kids safe. 

Wednesday, our Network won the highest P3 score given out in 10 years, and we covered the week’s most exciting tech stories, from digital assistants to a pair of very water-proof Apple watches. 

And this Thursday was all about football, as we announced an amazing new NFL RedZone deal for Verizon Up members along with scores of new ticket giveaways and fan experiences.

5B documentary by RYOT comes to Fios.

At the height of the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980’s, a group of nurses and caretakers at the San Francisco General Hospital built one of the first AIDS wards in the country. In their documentary, 5B, RYOT studios tells the stories of the patients who lived at the ward, and hospital staff who provided holistic treatment at a pivotal moment in American history. This beautiful and emotionally gripping documentary is now available for streaming on Fios. You can check out the trailer right here.  

Quizmaster Rachel McMahon appears on the BUILD series.

Internet quiz writer, Rachel McMahon, who put Hans to the test with her Mix and Match quiz last week, appeared this week on an episode of the BUILD Series in NYC. She talks about how she became one of the most popular quiz writers on Buzzfeed, what it’s like knowing the Jonas Brothers have taken her quizzes, as well as her new book, “What Kind of Quiz Book Are You?” You can watch the full interview streaming on BUILD’s website.

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