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Verizon boosts investment in Florida to address ‘skyrocketing demands’

May 17, 2022


According to The Palm Beach Post, more than 547,000 people have traded their out-of-state driver’s licenses during 2021 for one from Florida. This, the news outlet goes on to say, is a 40% increase from 2020 and is almost 20% greater than the five-year average between 2017 and 2021. In response to the mass relocation, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Verizon announced that it is allocating an additional $149 million to its Florida capital spending to meet “skyrocketing demands” on the network, the result of the more than a quarter million devices that have shifted over to the southern state.

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