153 Wire Centers in Pennsylvania Reclassified as Competitive

On March 4, 2015, the PA Public Utility Commission issued an Order that reclassified portions of Verizon’s operating area in Pennsylvania as “Competitive.” Most of Verizon’s services throughout the state, including bundled packages, features and toll, were reclassified competitive several years ago and Verizon can change their rates without Commission approval. The recent Order gives Verizon the ability to change its prices for basic standalone dial tone service in these areas without having to seek approval by the Commission. The Order also means that if you are a customer in one of the areas, beginning July 1, 2015, any services you received under Verizon’s state tariffs will be provided pursuant to the Verizon Product Guide, available to you at http://www.verizon.com/tariffs/productguide.

Only certain areas in the following counties are included in the Order: Allegheny, Beaver, Bucks, Butler, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Washington, Westmoreland and York. If you live in one of these counties, and would like to find out more about this decision and if your area is included in the PUC’s Order, please see the following:


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Verizon provides unparalleled voice, data and video services in the Keystone State

Annually one of the largest investors in the Keystone State's economy and infrastructure, Verizon continues to bring communications and computing innovation to the state's consumers and businesses. The company last year invested more than $860M in its wireless, wireline communications network, and IT infrastructure throughout the state.

Here are some fast facts.


Key Operational and Financial Statistics for Verizon Companies* in PA

  • Verizon invested more than $860 Million in plant and equipment in 2014
  • We own or manage 2,358 buildings or locations
  • We partner with more than 3,739 vendors and suppliers
  • 9,688 Verizon employees work in Pennsylvania
  • Nearly 45,000 Verizon shareowners live here
  • 21,488 Retirees call Pennsylvania home


 * Including Verizon, Verizon Business and Verizon Wireless