Public Policy and Regulatory

Supporting policies that promote consumer choice, competition and innovation.

Intro - Public policy & responsibility


Verizon’s core purpose is to give people the ability to do more. It guides the positions we take when it comes to regulatory and policy issues relevant to our customers and our business.

So whether it’s our commitment to an open internet, our focus on online safety or our belief in corporate transparency, we want you to know where Verizon stands on issues important to you and your connected life.

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We’re committed to an open internet.

We provide consumers with choices and Internet access when, where and how they want. Our advanced broadband networks and services provide strong platforms for innovation for consumers, for Verizon and for other providers and users throughout the internet. We invest $17 billion every year so that consumers can continue to consume more of the internet content they want.


You deserve to feel safe online.

We provide customers with the information and tools to make informed choices on what is appropriate for themselves and their families.


5G will create enormous opportunity.

The next generation of mobile technology is imminent – ready to transform our homes, our communities, and our lives. But in order to unleash this potential, we have to invest in and modernize our network infrastructure.

Policymakers and industry must work together to create a flexible regulatory framework aimed at accelerating and streamlining the deployment of wireless broadband infrastructure and unleashing more spectrum to enable the backbone of the digital – and mobile – future to thrive.


We’re empowering rural communities with wireless broadband.

Our LTE in Rural America program is a partnership with rural carriers to accelerate the deployment of rural wireless broadband services. We have proactively worked with the FCC and industry partners, devoting thousands of engineering hours and other resources to rural call completion analysis and testing. By the end of 2017, all 22 of our program partners launched LTE service in their leased areas, covering nearly 2.9 million people across 17 states.


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Diversity fuels our success.

Diversity in Verizon’s employees, leadership and suppliers makes us stronger and more innovative. It allows us to draw from a wider spectrum of experiences, ideas and points of view. And it makes our company a fun and more interesting place to work.

Our commitment to diversity is reflected in these three areas critical to our success:

  • Diverse employees: We’ve achieved 50% workforce diversity.
  • Diverse Board of Directors: Half of our board members are women or people of color.
  • Diverse suppliers: We’ve spent $25 billion with diverse suppliers since 2011.

Being transparent is the right thing to do.

Political contributions 

We list all PAC contributions, corporate political contributions and independent expenditures made by Verizon twice a year.


Transparency report

Our semi-annual report presents the number of demands we receive from law enforcement in the US and other countries.


Corporate Responsibility

We share the results of our corporate citizenship and sustainable business practices every year.


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