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Verizon study: 42% of Americans say reliable wireless service makes travel more enjoyable

NEW YORK, Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Summer may be starting to wind down for some as kids head back to school, but that isn’t stopping Americans from traveling. According to a Verizon and Material+ survey, about 3 in 5 (58%) Americans are planning to travel in the remainder of the year. This travel trend is not just about vacation as more than one fifth (21%) of Americans hope to work remotely, hybrid, on-the-go or from a vacation destination in the second half of 2022. It’s no surprise that for those planning on taking a road trip this summer, nearly half (42%) say reliable service is essential to making travel more enjoyable.

“As Americans continue to travel, we know that staying connected has never been more important to family, friends and colleagues,” said Kelley Kurtzman, SVP of Consumer Field Sales for Verizon Consumer Group. “We take pride in being the network America relies on, and we continue to improve it every single day for the customers who depend on us whether they are vacationing, working remotely, or both!”

Wireless customers know they can rely on Verizon. In the latest J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, Volume 2, Verizon was the Most Awarded Brand for Wireless Network Quality, which marks an unprecedented 29th time in a row over 19 years that Verizon has won more awards in the Study for top network quality.1 In the latest RootMetrics State of the Mobile Union Report, Verizon earned national awards for overall network performance, reliability, texting, and network accessibility.2

Verizon keeps enhancing its network every day, turbocharging its 5G Ultra Wideband network* by deploying 100 MHz of C-band spectrum in many markets around the US – a significant increase from the 60 MHz it has deployed in 5G markets to date. It is also increasing the capacity and performance of the core of its fiber network to meet the growing data usage through all its services. Verizon also continues to make its services available to more people in more places, expanding 5G Home Internet and Verizon 5G Business Internet to Madison, WI, Shreveport, LA, Manchester, NH, Atlanta, GA, Richmond, VA, Scranton and Harrisburg, PA, just this summer.

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Today’s announcement builds on Verizon’s growth and innovation across industries with its mobility, nationwide broadband and consumer offerings.

5G Ultra Wideband available in select areas

Verizon is #1 for Network Quality in the Northeast, West, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and North Central regions. Verizon has also received the highest number of awards in network quality for the 29th time as compared to all other brands in the J.D. Power 2003-2022 Volume 1 and 2 Wireless Network Quality Performance Studies. Network Quality measures customers’ satisfaction with their network performance with wireless carriers. For J.D. Power 2022 award information, visit for more details.

Most reliable 5G based on most first place rankings in RootMetrics® 1H 2022 assessments of 125 metros. Overall network performance, reliability, texting and accessibility based on the RootMetrics® United States RootScore® Report: 1H 2022. Experiences vary. Not an endorsement.

3 "Auto Pay & paper-free billing req’d. Unlimited 5G Nationwide/4G LTE: In times of congestion, your data may be temporarily slower than other traffic. All smartphone lines on the account must be on Welcome Unlimited and are eligible only w/select promotions. Domestic data roaming at 2G speeds."

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $133.6 billion in 2021. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

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