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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Weather Channel's Shull: New TVE services reflect positive relationship with pay-TV operators

Despite a conspicuous lack of carriage on Verizon, and related rumors that the network is now for sale, Weather Channel TV Group President Dave Shull said his indie network is in a good place with the top MVPDs.

Verizon's AOL buys Millennial Media for $250M to gain mobile ad platform

Verizon's AOL subsidiary is buying mobile advertising company and rival Millennial Media, giving it another leg up in the mobile ad market ahead of Verizon's imminent launch of its over-the-top mobile video service. The service, rumored to called "Go90," is expected to be free of charge initially to wireless customers of all carriers and advertising-based, and Verizon is betting that AOL's programmatic ad technology will help it deliver more targeted and relevant ads to customers by accessing their location and interests.

AOL boosts mobile advertising reach with $250M Millennial Media buy ahead of Verizon's go90 launch

AOL, which rebuilt itself into an attractive and acquirable target in part through its video and advertising strategies, is now making a similar proposition to struggling mobile ad platform Millennial Media. The two companies have agreed to a deal that will see Verizon-owned AOL buy the firm for approximately $250 million.

CWA union calls for federal, state investigation into Verizon's copper network

The CWA has asked that federal and state regulators in the 11 states where Verizon operates wireline networks investigate its claims that the telco is not performing necessary repairs and upkeep on its copper landline networks. It has filed letters to regulators in six states and Washington, D.C.

Verizon expands NFL game streaming to all current and legacy mobile plans

Verizon has significantly expanded the availability of live-streaming NFL games on its mobile network, enabling customers of all of its legacy and current wireless plans to see the videos at no extra charge.

Frontier gets FCC approval of 3-state Verizon wireline deal

Frontier Communications has received the FCC's approval for its proposed acquisition of Verizon's wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas, clearing an important federal hurdle to complete the company-changing deal.

Verizon changes, simplifies corporate logo- and T-Mobile's Legere taunts carrier after

So long, "Big Red." Verizon Wireless unveiled a new, cleaner corporate logo that does away with the red "Z" and the giant red check mark above its name that had been a part of its logo since the company's inception, and instead embraced a smaller red check mark after the word "Verizon" in simpler black lettering. Verizon said it changed its logo "to go along with our renewed purpose" as a company.

Verizon takes proactive approach to data breaches with new DBIR app

Verizon has introduced a new app, Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for Splunk software, enabling its enterprise customers to better understand cyber threats.

Verizon's go90 video service to debut in the 'coming days,' Bloomberg reports

Verizon's ad-supported mobile video service, reportedly dubbed go90, is set to launch "in the coming days," Bloomberg reported.

Report: Verizon to launch 'Go90' mobile OTT video service in the coming days

Verizon Wireless plans to launch its over-the-top mobile video service, rumored to be called "Go90," in the coming days, and will initially offer free shows aimed at young viewers, according to a  Bloomberg  report.