Created out of the merger between the legacy Bell Atlantic and the former GTE, Verizon Communications is the second-largest regional bell operating company (RBOC) with Network serving residential and small business customers evolving to fiber-to-the-premises technology with FiOS high-speed fiber services and more than 140 million customer connections (wireless, wireline, broadband and TV).

(Source: SEC Filing) Verizon Communications Inc. provides communication services. The company operates through two segments, Domestic Wireless and Wireline. The Domestic Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services; and sells equipment in the United States. The Wireline segment provides voice, Internet access, broadband video and data, Internet protocol network, network access, long distance, and other services in the United States and internationally. The company serves consumer, business, and government customers, as well as carriers. As of December 31, 2010, its network covered a population of approximately 292 million and provided service to a customer base of approximately 94.1 million. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York.

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Verizon revamps home automation push, appears to be near release of Quantum gateway

Verizon is signaling that it's ready to take another stab at the home automation market with a new service.

Cox and Verizon lead J.D. Power ranking of top business telco and data services

Cox Communications and Verizon topped the performance rankings of J.D. Power's just-released 2014 study of voice and data business services.

GSA: 16 mobile operators are testing or deploying LTE Broadcast

The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) is reporting that LTE Broadcast has attracted the attention of at least 16 mobile network operators, which are trialing or deploying the technology in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.

Verizon, Telus, China Mobile and China Telecom participate in transport SDN test

Verizon, Telus, China Mobile and China Telecom are among a group of Tier 1 service providers that are working in conjunction with the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to better understand how transport software defined networking (SDN) can be used in real-world environments.

Verizon launches 'SpeedMatch' ad campaign for symmetrical FiOS speeds

Verizon is stepping up its marketing efforts with its "SpeedMatch" campaign to tout the fact that it is upgrading all of its FiOS speed tiers to symmetrical.

Verizon invests $40M to install solar power systems at eight facilities

Verizon is doubling its investment in renewable solar power with plans to invest about $40 million in the on-site green energy program it debuted last year.

SEC Network secures last major carriage deal, Verizon FiOS

The Walt Disney Company has reached an agreement with Verizon to carry the SEC Network, according to the Sports Business Daily, citing sources close to the negotiations.

Comcast Business threatens Verizon by expanding Ethernet, fiber presence in 10 New York communities

Comcast Business is posing a new threat to local incumbent telco Verizon, announcing that it is now offering its Ethernet services suite throughout 10 New York communities in Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester counties.

Rumor Mill: Verizon Wireless' MVNOs to get LTE in Q3

Verizon Wireless appears to be preparing to give its MVNOs access to its LTE network, according to people familiar with the matter. Verizon's MVNOs, including TracFone Wireless' Page Plus Cellular and Selectel Wireless, currently are only able to connect to Verizon's CDMA 3G network.

Netflix adds Time Warner Cable to its pay-for-faster-play list

Now there are four major ISPs being paid by Netflix to speed its over-the-top streaming video to subscribers. Time Warner Cable has signed an interconnection agreement with the SVOD service, similar to Netflix's earlier deals with AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.