Verizon Business and Google have announced that Verizon has been named a Gold Verified Peering Provider, the highest designation assigned to internet service providers (ISPs) who can provide connectivity to Google services. As a Google Verified Peering Provider (VPP), Verizon can offer its Internet services to Google customers who want simplified, highly reliable connectivity to Google services and applications such as Google Workspace, Google Cloud, and Google APIs. A customer who uses a VPP is able to offload the complexities of establishing, maintaining, and optimizing its connectivity to Google services, assigning those responsibilities to the VPP as opposed to managing them in-house.

This is especially helpful for customers whose operations incorporate latency-sensitive secure access service edge (SASE) or complex SD-WAN migrations involving Google Cloud. Verizon's secure, highly reliable enterprise-grade ISP capabilities can provide primary connectivity and backup redundancy to ensure these operations are carried out with low latency, high efficiency, and minimal distraction from the customer's core business activities. Verizon's Gold VPP designation, the higher of two tiers, means it offers physically diverse connectivity to Google in multiple metropolitan areas.

The VPP program has rigorous technical requirements and standards of service, which are detailed on Google's website.