Discover the inner techie in all of us.

By: Raquel Wilson
Analyst - Corporate Communications

Plus, 3 questions with Lynn Cox about what makes Verizon the network America relies on.

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Happy Monday V Team, on today’s edition of Up To Speed live, host Raquel Wilson was back with another episode of “3 Questions with…”. This series gives our leaders a chance to share important updates by answering three simple questions: What’s new? How are we delivering our strategy? How are we doing?

3 Questions with Lynn Cox

We know reliability is the number one thing customers look for in a wireless network. And reliability is what we deliver – we've remained the standard for network reliability, providing

customers the Most Reliable 5G experience in the U.S. for the third consecutive year according to RootMetrics, and Verizon was the Most Awarded Brand for Wireless Network Quality for the 29th time in a row from JD Power.

Raquel spoke with Chief Engineer Lynn Cox to find out what exactly makes our network so reliable.

“We always talk about having the best network and Verizon is the leader in the industry but there’s so much behind the scenes that we do to make sure we maintain that brand superiority,” Lynn said. “There are things like advanced technologies, there’s a lot happening with how we’re deploying our network, new architecture, we recently announced we have more than eight thousand of our cell sites that are virtualized.”

Celebrating a decade of making a difference

Citizen Verizon is our responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement. And part of Citizen Verizon is Verizon Innovative Learning (VIL), an initiative that provides free technology, internet access and resources to some of the most vulnerable young people nationwide.

And this year we’re celebrating 10 years of Verizon Innovative Learning by sharing the stories of real students and their educational journeys. The campaign features four long-form spots representing 10 years of Verizon Innovative Learning, and over one million true stories!

We shared a heartwarming profile on Philadelphia student Minu, one of the first students in the Verizon Innovative Learning program. Minu is now on track to become a future tech leader determined to pave the way for more girls to follow her footsteps.

The 10th anniversary Global Citizen Festival is taking place in New York City’s Central Park on Saturday, September 24th – and Minu will be taking the stage with Chief Corporate Social Responsibility leader, Rose Stuckey Kirk on Saturday, September 24th.

The Global Citizen Festival has become the world's longest-running global campaign calling for an end to extreme poverty that unites millions of voices, amplified by the world's biggest artists, in an effort to encourage world leaders to take the appropriate and necessary actions.

Boundless Yearbook

Remember when we used to sign yearbooks to share our well wishes and look back on the year? Well with the Boundless Yearbook you can do the same for students like Minu who have been through our Verizon Innovative Learning program.

It looks back on the last 10 years of working towards closing the digital divide and gives you the opportunity to ‘sign’ the yearbook with a message of support and earn an honorary badge.

You can find the yearbook on Verizon’s Twitter and Instagram.

The Women’s CoLab Fall Summit

If you’re in need of some inspiration you’ll want to be at The Women’s CoLab Fall Summit empowered by Verizon and Luminary this Thursday, September 22nd.

This hybrid event will feature conversations with women leaders from Verizon, Luminary, Etsy, The Estee Lauder Companies, American Express, Cheddar, and more.

Plus a special keynote on Resiliency, Creativity and Following Your Gut with Entrepreneur and CEO – Suzy Batiz.

It’s going to be a day full of insights and inspiration to help you grow your career and your network so make sure you get your tickets and share this event with your friends and family — Women’s CoLab is open to all women in and outside of Verizon.

Follow Women’s CoLab on Instagram, Linkedin, and Twitter to stay up to date on more great events and content.

Additional resources

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

Click here for a transcript of the webcast.

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About the author:

Raquel Wilson is a former adfellow and now on her way to becoming a communications pro. 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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