Our investment in Pennsylvania'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.

Pennsylvania's consumers, businesses and government agencies continued to benefit from Verizon's 2013 investment of more than $437 million in its industry-leading fiber-optic and Internet Protocol-based networks. These networks are platforms for innovation that help bring the Internet of things to life, and create opportunities to improve education, energy and healthcare. [ Read the press release ]

Verizon's major wireline infrastructure programs in 2013 included:

  • Continuing the 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 nearly 1.9 million homes and businesses in southeastern, south-central and southwestern Pennsylvania. Verizon has placed more than 24,000 miles of fiber optics in Pennsylvania – enough to travel round trip between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh more than 40 times.

  • Building additional redundancy and reliability into Verizon Pennsylvania's wired network with the installation of more than 105 fiber-optic rings that have the ability to reroute traffic across the network when cables are damaged or accidently cut.

Our infrastructure investment breaks down traditional technological boundaries, empowering people and businesses here 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.


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Verizon is the first company in the telecom industry to use fiber on a widespread basis to connect homes and businesses in Pennsylvania directly to the network.

Learn more: About FiOS


Verizon High Speed Internet service is delivered on a dedicated digital subscriber line (DSL) from our central office to the customer's home or business. 

Learn more: Verizon High Speed Internet


The future of wireless is here.  Verizon Wireless 4G LTE gives customers access to the most advanced mobile network in America.

Learn more: 4G LTE in Pennsylvania


Transforming Hummelstown into Fiber Town

Hummelstown is the company’s first “all-fiber” town in the state. The all-fiber network makes Hummelstown an attractive to residents that want super-fast Internet services like Verizon’s FiOS Quantum Internet service and for businesses that need the best communications infrastructure to compete and grow.



Delivering Innovation

Delivering Innovation