Verizon: Investing in Florida


Verizon provides voice, data and video services in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Sarasota and Manatee counties - in west central Florida. Verizon Florida serves a 5,879 square mile area consisting of three Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Tampa-Clearwater-St. Petersburg to the west, Bradenton-Sarasota to the south, and Lakeland- Winter Haven to the east. Our communications infrastructure is a high-speed, high capacity fiber-optic network coupled with leading edge digital switching and transmission technology.



Key Operational and Financial Statistics for Verizon Companies in Florida


  • We invested $657 million in plant and equipment in 2012*
  • We own or manage 32 buildings or locations in Florida
  • We partner with more than 2,183 Florida vendors and suppliers
  • Approximately 9,506 employees work in Florida; 9,553 live here
  • We paid more than $316 million in healthcare costs for employees and retirees in 2012
  • We paid more than $230 million to 19,666 retirees in FL
  • Approximately 37,800 Verizon shareowners live here
  • We made more than $1.5 million in charitable and civic contributions in Florida in 2012


* Including Verizon, Verizon Business and Verizon Wireless.