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 FiOS will debut skinny bundle that rivals Sling TV

Verizon's FiOS will introduce a flexible, customized pay-TV bundling service, not too different from that of Dish's recently launched Sling TV.

Analysts: Verizon's prospects for winning FirstNet project increasing

In a report reviewing American Tower's prospects for improving its tower business, analysts at Macquarie Research say they are increasingly of the view that Verizon could win the FirstNet public-safety-network project.

Verizon adds college-sports programming to upcoming mobile video service

Continuing to flesh out a video-programming service aimed squarely at younger consumers and their smartphones, Verizon has announced content deals with ESPN, CBS Sports and several other college-sports-focused platforms.

Cogent, Level 3 threaten to file net neutrality complaints over unfair telco, cable interconnection practices

Cogent and Level 3 Communications could be kicking off the initial disputes to the FCC's new net neutrality rules with a focus on how incumbent telcos and cable operators like Verizon and Comcast are degrading Internet traffic that goes to consumers' homes.

CenturyLink faces $16M FCC fine for multi-state 911 outage

CenturyLink is going to have to pony up $16 million to pay an FCC fine for a 911 outage that affected multiple states in its territory.

Vendor, operator moves signal change for small cells in 2015

For the past three years,  FierceWireless  contributor Joe Madden has been saying that 2015 will be "the year" when you will see small cells ramp up. Indeed, several things are happening to support that theory.

AT&T supports NAB petition calling for better white space database management

AT&T is throwing its support behind an emergency petition filed by the National Association of Broadcasters calling for better management of the nation's TV white space spectrum.

Verizon's 'managed services' plan for video streaming could violate net neutrality rules

Verizon is aggressively moving forward with a streaming pay-TV service targeted to younger mobile video enthusiasts. This service will leverage the wireless giant's 4G cellular network, and Verizon will have to remove data caps from what it classifies as a "managed service" in order for its customers to use the offering.

Verizon, Deloitte jointly deliver cybersecurity services to businesses

With cyber threats to business' networks on the rise, Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Deloitte have developed an alliance to deliver a set of security and risk management services they say will help businesses not only prepare, but also respond and recover from cyberattacks.

Wireless providers make OTT strategy key to future profitability, report says

Despite ongoing concerns about the amount of bandwidth that over-the-top video is taking up on wireless networks, the popularity of the medium means that carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile US and Verizon, are making wireless OTT a "key pillar" of their future plans, a Wells Fargo analyst research note says.