New Study Reveals Reliable Internet, More Space A Top Priority When Moving


  • A national study revealed that more than half of new movers wanted to live in an area with better fast home internet infrastructure (52%) and reliable cellular service (54%)

  • Those who have moved into a single-family home are more likely to own and live in

  • Those working in remote or hybrid positions were more likely to move countries than those working in person

  • People get more choices for home internet in more places with 5G home internet from Verizon, Fios, and LTE Home Internet

Basking Ridge, New Jersey Verizon today released the results of a new survey of people who have moved their homes during the pandemic. The Verizon Movers study, based on a Morning Consult survey of US residents who have recently moved, shows that more than half of those who move would like to live in an area with better infrastructure for fast home and cellular internet.

With the increasing adoption of a distributed workforce and the ability of individuals to relocate to new areas, the study shows a continuous and sustainable movement between urban, metro and rural markets, resulting in the need for fast and reliable home internet access. . Verizon recently expanded its 5G Home Internet offering – now available in more than 900 cities across the US Over the past two years, more than 9.9 million Verizon customers have requested address changes, with more than 3 million moving between states.

said Frank Polbin, president of revenue for Verizon Consumer Group. “With 5G Home Internet, LTE Home Internet, and award-winning Fios, we will quickly become your home Internet provider across the United States.”

Who is moving in the US and why

A survey of new movers in the US reveals:

  • Seven out of ten new operators say broadband internet access was a significant factor in their search for their home after deciding to move and more than half say access to 5G was a significant factor.

  • Those who have moved are more likely now than they were before they moved to own and live in a single-family home.

  • Among US adults who moved within the last 18 months, 44% reported living in a home, apartment or condo they owned, which is an 8-point increase compared to 36% who owned their home before their last move.

  • A slight majority of new movers (51%) say they currently live in a single-family home, which is a 5-point increase from 46% who lived in a single-family home before their last move.

  • Three out of four operators remained within their state but those working in a hybrid or remote format were more likely to relocate than those working in-person (31% vs. 18%).

  • More than half of new movers wanted to live in an area with better fast home internet infrastructure (52%) and reliable cellular service (54%).

  • 34% of study participants said it took more than two hours to install a new broadband connection.

Verizon brings more choices for home internet in more places

Verizon is giving people more choices for home Internet in more places with the expansion of Verizon’s 5G Home Internet, Fios, and LTE Home Internet. 5G Home Internet, which covers 30 million households across the country, provides customers with a new wireless home Internet option that converts a 5G Ultra Broadband signal outside your home into the Wi-Fi that powers the devices in your home.1 Setup is as simple as plug and play. There are no annual contracts, additional fees, extra data, or equipment fees. Customers can choose from two plans: 5G Home or 5G Home Plus, with plenty of perks included. Verizon customers can get a 50 percent discount if you subscribe to one of Verizon’s new 5G Ultra Broadband Unlimited plans and have automatic payment.2

The award winning Fios is currently available in many major metro areas in the Northeast providing ultra-low home internet on 100% fiber optic network. Fios offers symmetrical upload and download speeds,3 And download speeds up to 25 times faster than cable.4

There’s also LTE Home Internet, Verizon’s broadband connection over 4G LTE, available to customers in more than 200 markets in all 50 states.

New offers and super speeds

Beginning March 9, Verizon 5G Home Internet and LTE Home Internet customers will receive a Disney package. That means access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, for up to 6 or 12 months for free.5 New Fios customers have the same offer available as well.

Customers moving into the Fios space can soon expect faster speeds, too. Fios recently announced that it is launching a new 2Gbps connection plan, which offers customers cutting-edge internet speeds between 1.5Gbps and 2.3Gbps for both upload and download.6 The plan was initially launched in parts of New York City and will expand to other markets later this year.

To find out what internet option is available at your address, visit

Mover Survey Methodology: This survey was conducted between December 14, 2021 and January 5, 2022, among a national sample of 1,000 US adults who moved within the past 18 months. Interviews were conducted online and data were weighted to approximate a target sample based on age, gender, race/ethnicity, region, and educational attainment. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.

1 Additional Wi-Fi Extenders may be required to purchase.

2 50% off 5G Home Internet: Save 50% off 5G Home Internet when you combine your plan with 5G Do More, 5G Play More or 5G Get More. With automatic payment and paperless billing required. A one-month promotional credit is applied by invoice credit over one or two billing cycles. Subject to VZW Agmts and credit approval.

3 The Fios Gigabit connection provides near-symmetric maximum speeds of 940/880Mbps. All other plans offer symmetrical speeds.

4 Speed ‚Äč‚Äčcomparison based on maximum Fios Gigabit Connection 880Mbps upload speeds vs. 35Mbps reported upload speeds for Xfinity Gigabit, Spectrum Internet Gig, and Optimum 1 Gig as of 2/23/22

5 Limited time offer for eligible new Verizon Home Internet customers. Install and refund within 60 days after that. After the promotion period, the subscription will automatically renew at the then-current monthly rate (currently $13.99 + tax/month), and Verizon will be billed monthly unless you cancel through Verizon. Includes Hulu (ad-supported plan). Additional terms apply.

6 Available in select regions only. 2 Gigabit network connection to your home. Wired average download and upload speeds are between 1.5 Gbps and 2.3 Gbps. Wired and wireless speeds vary due to device limitations, multiple users, network, and other factors. See for more information. Additional terms may apply.