Building a Broadband Future for Virginia... Today!
Our investment in Virginia'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.
Consumers, businesses and government agencies in Virginia continued to benefit from Verizon’s 2013 investment of more than $711 million in its industry-leading fiber-optic and Internet Protocol-based networks in the commonwealth. The company has invested more than $3.7 billion in its Virginia wireline infrastructure over the past five years. [ Read the press release ]
Verizon’s major wireline infrastructure programs in 2013 included:
Investing in superior networks. Verizon has placed nearly 20,000 miles in its Virginia advanced, all-fiber network – enough for four round trips from Richmond to Los Angeles.
Improving the customer experience. The company has increased phone service reliability for thousands of Virginia 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.
Continued deployment of the company’s award-winning, 100 percent fiber-optic FiOS TVand FiOS Internetservices. At year’s end, FiOS services were available to nearly 1.3 million homes and businesses in dozens of communities in northern, central and southeastern Virginia.
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.
Verizon is the first company in the telecom industry using fiber on a widespread basis to connect homes and businesses in Virginia directly to the network. Learn more: