Welcome to Verizon New Jersey online, a great resource for news and information on how we are serving the Garden State. Here, you'll find useful data on our community service and philanthropic work in the state. You'll also learn more about how we are transforming our network to meet the growing needs of our customers and New Jersey.
Verizon continues to aggressively invest in both its wireless and wireline networks in the state. In fact, we recently announced that we are committing $1.5 billion in capital investment over the 2006-2008 time frame in our fiber-to-the-premises or FTTP project. This is on top of all the other investment we make in the state. This investment will propel the development of Verizon's advanced telecommunications network. The high-speed voice and data products carried on it are known as Verizon FiOS, currently bringing data streams into peoples homes up to 50 mpbs. This deployment will make New Jersey one of the most fibered states in the nation.
Consumers in many New Jersey communities are enjoying the new choice for video services with Verizon's robust FiOS TV. In addition, many more New Jersey communities are getting the benefit of Verizon's lightening-fast FiOS Internet services. With FiOS, Verizon is committed to bringing New Jersey consumers the competitive choice in cable TV that they've long sought. That commitment has translated into Verizon adding hundreds of new employees who are directly involved in implementing the new fiber network.
We will continue to expand our work force to handle the growing demand of installing FiOS Internet and TV services.
On behalf of the more than 17,000 Verizon employees in New Jersey, thank you for visiting our site.
President, New York Region