Wireless Network

Leading the 
industry in 
4G and 5G 

The best network, 17 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 nine straight reports in a row.*

* Network rankings based on RootMetrics US National, State and Metro RootScore Reports, covering second half of 2017. 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.


U.S. wireless coverage

Network investment

invested since 2000

LTE network coverage

square miles

Putting 5G to work

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Verizon’s first commercial launch is planned to be in Sacramento, Calif., in the second half of 2018. Details of that launch, and the announcement of additional markets, will be provided at a later date.  See how our advanced network technologies will give people the ability to do more.

5G will open up a huge new set of products and mobile trends for our customers. A few of the benefits are high-speed data – connection speeds that are 30 to 50 times faster than 4G – responsiveness and unparalleled video quality. We’re working with our 5G Technology Forum partners to accelerate 5G for our customers. We believe that 5G will be the foundation for creating more internet-connected devices, making cities smarter, energy grids more efficient, and transportation safer.

Delivering faster peak data speeds with 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.

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LTE Advanced technology brings 50 percent faster peak wireless data speeds to more than 288 million people in 461 cities from coast to coast. Verizon LTE Advanced uses software that combines multiple channels to speed mobile data over the network more quickly than ever before.  Browse recent articles about our network.

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