Verizon Invested More Than $376 Million in Florida's Landline Communications Infrastructure in 2010
2011 MAR 2 - (VerticalNews.com) -- West central Florida consumers and businesses are reaping the benefits of Verizon's continuing significant wireline communications and computing infrastructure investments in the Tampa Bay area.
Verizon invested more than $376 million in its Florida landline communications network and IT infrastructure in 2010. In addition, Verizon Wireless invested $195 million last year throughout the state. (For more information on Verizon Wireless' 2010 investment, click here.) In total, Verizon invested more than $571 million in network and new services projects.
"Verizon is a large national and international business, but for decades it has used that position to benefit consumers at the local community level in west central Florida, helping to fuel the region's sustained economic development through aggressive investment in the latest fiber-based technology for consumers and businesses," said Michelle Robinson, Verizon's Southeast region president. "The Tampa Bay region was one of the first to receive the FiOS all-fiber network and all that it provides. Additionally, the region houses the primary super head-end for all FiOS TV customers in the country, one of the most significant IT operations in Verizon, serving as a hub for our global Internet operations, and continues to be one of the top five employers in the region.
"From the smallest home to the largest business or government entity, Verizon's networks and technology touch lives, and our substantial investments benefit our customers, employees, suppliers and communities," said Robinson.
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