Verizon extends low-income internet offer through 2020

Verizon remains committed to ensuring customers stay connected now and moving forward, and announced plans to continue to help low-income consumers do just that through Verizon’s low-income Fios Internet program. New Fios customers who qualify for the low-income Lifeline discount program will receive a $20 per month discount on their home Internet service for as long as they remain eligible for the program, bringing the cost to as low as $19.99 per month for 200/200 Mbps internet with no data caps. New registrations will be accepted for the remainder of 2020.

Network call and texting volumes return to normal springtime levels

COVID-19 related network anomalies have returned to pre-Covid springtime levels, according to the latest Verizon Network Report. Over 776 million calls were made and 5.87 billion texts sent on May 18, showing a significant decline from peak pandemic volumes.

Verizon accelerating 5G implementation

Verizon announced the roll out of 5G uploads in all existing 5G Ultra Wideband cities. Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network is synonymous with fast download speeds, but one of the biggest requests we’ve had since launching our 5G network is when uplink for 5G uploads will be available on Verizon. Starting today, customers can upload content using Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network.

Americans falling back into old habits

The latest Verizon Network Report shows Americans slowly falling back into old habits. On May 13, slightly over 760 million calls were made, falling well below the peak daily call volume during the COVID pandemic at over 860 million calls. Text messaging continues its week over week decline falling another 5% to just under 6 billion texts sent on May 13. That is compared to over 9 billion texts sent at the peak of the COVID pandemic. As call and text volumes fall back towards pre-COVID levels, working and schooling from home continues.