There's only one best network.

By: Dave Boerger
Communications Strategist/Writer

And we've got the awards to prove it.

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On today’s Up To Speed, host Andy Choi ventured out to one of our tower nodes here in New Jersey, one of the locations that help bring our award-winning 4G and 5G networks to millions of customers every day.

It made a fitting spot to announce the results of the most recent report from RootMetrics, the nation’s most rigorous and scientific network testing. And the winner was... Verizon! We remain unmatched for overall network performance and reliability. It is that very network reliability that is the most important factor for consumers in their phone, mobile plan and carrier decisions, according to a survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of Verizon.

Even more impressive, this is Verizon’s 16th consecutive RootMetrics win for overall network performance and reliability. That’s a record of quality service over the last eight years that’s simply unmatched industry-wide and something the entire team should be proud of.

In addition, we are the Most Awarded Wireless Brand for Network Quality by JD Power for the 27th time in a row.

Some Home runs

Also this week, great news on the Home front. Verizon is expanding our LTE Home Internet and 5G Home Internet, giving customers in select areas more options to stay connected. This means LTE Home Internet is now available in more urban, suburban and rural areas in America. Customers will get unlimited data and experience typical download speeds of 25 megabits per second with peak speeds up to 50 megabits per second — all for just $40 a month for Verizon wireless mobile customers.

Let’s not forget 5G Home internet — we’re expanding that too, bringing our millimeter wave spectrum to parts of seven new cities, including Akron, OH; Ann Arbor, MI; Columbia, SC; Durham, NC; Fresno, CA; Spokane, WA; and St. Petersburg, FL. That’s in addition to the 40 other cities where our customers are already enjoying max download speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second and typical download speeds of 300 Megabits per second. 5G Home starts at just $50 a month for Verizon wireless mobile customers.

As if all of that wasn’t enough, our new LTE Home customers get a state-of-the-art router — the new Verizon Internet Gateway — ready to provide access to 4G service. And here’s something cool: the Verizon Internet Gateway will be the first home internet router capable of accessing Verizon’s expanded 5G UW service using the newest C-band spectrum, when available.

Upcoming events

Up To Speed (Monday, 12 PM ET/9 AM PT): We’ll be digging deep into these network results and learning more about what they mean for customers. We’ll also get to meet some of the folks responsible for building and maintaining our incredible networks.

2Q21 Results Webcast on Up To Speed Live (Wednesday, 12 PM ET/9 AM PT): Join us as Hans and our leadership team share our earnings results. Watch and find out how you can win some of the best accessories in our stores. It’s an event you don’t want to miss!

Congratulations again to our network teams for this week’s big wins.

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About the author:

Dave Boerger is a part of the Verizon Corporate Communications team and a regular contributor to Up To Speed. He's a recovering marketer and sitcom writer.

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