Building the Broadband Future in Maryland...Today!
Our investment in Maryland's network infrastructure is an investment in the economic future of the state. Customer demand for speed, mobility and control is the driving force in communications
At Verizon, we are constantly transforming to compete and win in this environment. We are differentiating ourselves in the marketplace by building superior networks and delivering innovative technologies - particularly in consumer broadband, business and government, and wireless.
Maryland consumers, businesses and government agencies continued to benefit from Verizon’s 2013 investment of more than $446 million in its industry-leading fiber-optic and Internet Protocol-based networks. [ Read the press release ]
Verizon’s major wireline infrastructure programs in 2013 included:
Improving the customer experience. The company has improved phone service reliability for thousands of Maryland customers who had repeat repair calls on their Verizon landline phone service by moving their service from copper to the all-fiber network. Nationwide, Verizon now serves more landline customers on its all-fiber infrastructure than on its legacy copper network. Fiber is less susceptible than copper to moisture and water damage and offers a better overall service experience.
Investing in superior networks. Verizon has placed nearly 18,000 miles in its advanced, all-fiber network in Maryland. That’s the distance of nearly four round-trip flights from Baltimore to the sunny beaches of Hawaii.
Continued deployment of the company’s award-winning, 100 percent fiber-optic FiOS TV and FiOS Internet services. At year’s end, FiOS services were available to over 1.3 million homes and businesses throughout Maryland.
Our infrastructure investment breaks down traditional technological boundaries, empowering people and businesses to connect however, whenever and wherever they want. This creates opportunities that are borderless and bring great benefits to our customers, employees, suppliers and communities.