By: Jeffrey Nelson
Welcome to the first BETA issue of the Verizon Weekly Comms Update, where we’ll bring you the stories about Verizon, our businesses, partners, technologies and people that are being reported throughout the US and, occasionally, around the globe.
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Without further ado . . . May is the nexus between Military Appreciation Month and Mother’s Day. Wireless leader Tami Erwin just launched a cool initiative, #VZMilitaryMoms. We’ve partnered with 15 online experts who are each recognizing a very deserving military mom with $1,000 Military Mom Tech Makeover. The program runs through Sunday – Mother’s Day – and winners will be announced next week. Tami’s LinkedIn post lays out the info and how to enter.
Also in the news this week – Get a first look at our new 5G incubator in Chelsea, NYC – at the Alley. With education partners from Columbia and NYU . . . and start-ups including BriefCam, Arvizio and LiquidSky, we’re fostering an ecosystem where people are getting dirt under their fingernails and building solutions for 5G speeds, latency & other capabilities that simply aren’t possible with today’s mobile networks.
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About the author:
Jeffrey Nelson leads external comms for Verizon businesses. PR strategy guy. Love politics, tech, tennis and people who support #LGBTQ young people.