Verizon Network Report reveals stabilization of heightened network usage

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According to the latest Verizon Network Report, overall data volume across its networks has increased 19% compared to pre-COVID levels. While data usage remains at elevated levels, the changes in how people are using the network has stabilized. Peak data usage in several categories shows small week to week changes, though peak usage numbers remain high compared to typical pre-Covid-19 levels. In the US, there has been a notable decline in people’s movements during the course of the global pandemic. Mobile handoffs - the times when a data session moves from one cell site to another as users walk or drive around - have reduced by -27% nationally compared to pre-COVID typical day levels. And, measured by mobile handoffs, the US has seen a decrease in movements since March 1.

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