Happy birthday, Verizon.

By: Andy Choi

21 never felt so fun. Take a moment to acknowledge how far we've come.

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It was 21 years ago today when Bell Atlantic merged with GTE and Verizon was formed. Over that time, Verizon has done some incredible things. From creating the best networks, running to so many crises, partnering with iconic brands and providing the best solutions for our customers and society, the V Team has seen our share of changes, challenges and triumphs, always guided by our shared values and remaining committed to our customers and each other.

So raise a glass — or a piece of cake — and don’t forget to share with us some of your favorite moments from the past 21 years or what you’re most excited about for the future. Send those to good@verizon.com.

Here’s to the next 21 years of the greatest team in the world creating the networks that move the world forward.

Happy Birthday Verizon!

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