Our investment in New Jersey's network infrastructure is an investment in the economic future of the state. 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.
New Jersey's consumers, businesses and government agencies continued to benefit from Verizon's 2013 investment of more than $649 million in its industry-leading fiber-optic and Internet Protocol-based networks. In the last five years, Verizon New Jersey has invested more than $4 billion in its wireline telecommunications infrastructure. [ Read the press release ]
Verizon's major wireline infrastructure programs in 2013 included the 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 more than 2 million homes and businesses in New Jersey. Verizon has placed more than 22,000 miles of fiber optics in New Jersey and has continued the construction of its fiber network in the Newark and Paterson areas.
As one of the largest private capital investors in the state, Verizon is helping to break down traditional technological boundaries, empowering people and businesses in New Jersey to connect however, whenever and wherever they want. This creates opportunities that are borderless and that bring great benefits to our customers, employees, suppliers and communities across the Garden State.