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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At a time when platforms like Netflix continue to increase their spending on content, can the most expensive programmer in the pay-TV ecosystem keep cutting costs and stay in the bundle?

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Verizon is preparing for a possible work stoppage in its wireline division after members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) voted to authorize a strike, should current talks remain stalled.

As the (wireless) world turns, operators and vendors adjust to SDN, NFV

Now that the two largest wireless operators have reported their second-quarter earnings, it's a good time to start speculating how they might spend their budgets the rest of this year.

Google, Verizon contribute to NASA's drone management efforts

Verizon is just one of scores of companies that are raising their hands to help NASA in its mission to figure out a way to manage unmanned aerial systems (UAS), otherwise known as drones.

Verizon patent document outlines method of providing QoS based on bandwidth

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office last week published a patent application that Verizon filed in January 2014 that describes a method for determining quality of service (QoS) policy based on requested bandwidth.

Verizon, Qualcomm among partners in Michigan test site for connected cars, autonomous vehicles

The University of Michigan last week opened its 32-acre simulated city, Mcity, in Ann Arbor, Mich., that it, along with partners like Verizon Communications and Qualcomm Technologies, will use to test connected car and automated vehicle technologies.

U.S. IPTV has slowest customer growth ever, as FiOS and U-verse combine for only 4K new video subs

In a sure sign that the second quarter will mark a major recession in the number of pay-TV subscribers, IPTV services Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse combined to have their worst quarter of video customer growth ever, adding only 4,000 subscribers between them.

AT&T loses 22K U-verse video subs in Q2, promises DirecTV acquisition will 'transform our industry'

AT&T reported losing 22,000 U-verse video customers during the second quarter, a reversal of the 190,000 customer additions the carrier reported during the same quarter a year ago. Conversely, AT&T's rival Verizon reported it added 26,000 net FiOS video subscribers during the period.

Verizon: Disney ad blackouts slowed growth of skinny bundle to 9K subs in Q2

Delivering the first update on its groundbreaking "skinny bundling" strategy in nearly three months, Verizon said around 9,000 new subscribers signed on for its FiOS Custom TV video bundles.

Verizon FiOS video growth slows to 26K subs in Q1, but skinny TV bundles 'exceed expectations'

Verizon said it only added 26,000 net FiOS video subscribers in the second quarter, a figure that potentially indicates sluggish progress for the overall pay-TV industry during the period.