Leading the 
industry in 
4G and 5G 

The best network, 18 years and counting.

As our customers add more devices and find more ways to use them, we’re constantly increasing the density of our network. Since 2000, we've invested more than $126 billion to meet today’s surging demand for wireless data and video, and to get our network ready for 5G wireless technology. 

Our commitment to network excellence has kept us at the top of RootMetrics® U.S. National RootScore® report rankings of wireless carriers in overall, reliability, data and call performance for ten straight reports in a row.*

* Network rankings based on RootMetrics US National, State and Metro RootScore Reports, covering second half of 2018. Performance rankings of four mobile networks rely on scores calculated from random samples across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more details.

Delivering faster peak data speeds with 4G LTE Advanced.

Verizon began building and testing 4G LTE in 2008 and commercially launched the nation’s first 4G LTE network in December 2010.

Today, more than 98 percent of the U.S. population has access to 4G LTE and 90 percent of Verizon Wireless data traffic is carried over the network.


Coverage where it counts.


of the US population

Network investment

invested since 2000

LTE network coverage

square miles

Putting 5G to work.

5G will usher in the Fourth Industrial Revolution―opening up a huge new set of products and mobile trends for our customers. A few of the benefits are high-speed dataconnection speeds that are 30 to 50 times faster than 4Gresponsiveness and unparalleled video quality.

Verizon’s new 5G Labs will explore the boundaries of 5G technology, co-create new use applications and hardware, and engage with the community through programming designed to encourage local innovators to rethink what’s possible in a 5G world. 

And, continuing its legacy of consumer firsts, Verizon launched Verizon 5G Home, the world’s first commercial 5G broadband internet service, on October 1, 2018. U.S. consumers can visit FirstOn5G.com to learn more about the service and sign up to be a “First On 5G” Member.


Hans Vestberg, executive vice president and president of Global Networks and chief technology officer for Verizon, provides an easy-to-understand explanation of 5G.

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With the leadership of the administration and the FCC, we're paving a path that will help keep the U.S. as the global leader in 5G.

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The security of our networks is as important to us as their reliability and speed.

We are America’s #1 wireless network.

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