Number of the Day: $627 million

February 26, 2013 | Number of The Day

Verizon invested $627 million in New Jersey’s wireline and IT infrastructure last year, according to the telecommunications giant, which said that will ensure the state stays in front when it comes to state-of-the-art communications for consumers and businesses.

Verizon recently sent out press releases hailing its investments in a variety of states, and New Jersey appears to be at the forefront. The telco company says it has invested $525 million in Pennsylvania; $600 million in Maryland and Washington D.C., combined; $347 million in Florida; $1.5 billion in New York and Connecticut combined; $752 million in Virginia; and $105 million in Delaware.