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, T-Mo, Sprint still not jumping into Facebook's TIP

When it comes to Facebook's Telecom Infra Project (TIP) that the social networking giant launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, it appears that the biggest U.S. wireless carriers are just not that into it.

With Yahoo acquisition, Verizon faces huge challenges in putting the pieces together

Verizon bagged its latest digital media trophy this week, agreeing to pay $4.83 billion to add Yahoo's core online business to its growing digital media empire. The biggest mobile operator in the U.S. will integrate Yahoo with the AOL business it acquired last for $4.4 billion, and the unit will be led by Marni Walden, Verizon's EVP and president of the Product Innovation and New Businesses organization. But there's little evidence Verizon will be able to put all its media and advertising pieces together effectively.

Verizon's Shammo: We'll make a decision on our data center business in Q3

Verizon says it's closer to finalizing what it is going to do with its data center business, one that it has struggled to maintain in recent years as it faces greater competition from data center specialists like Equinix.

Juniper gets 'mixed message' from Tier 1 telcos on flat Q2 service provider revenue

Juniper Networks saw service provider sales uptick slightly quarter-over-quarter, but the overall market is in transition-- reflecting a trend the vendor is seeing with its Tier 1 customers.

Verizon CEO details 'wireless fiber' 5G deployment trials

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam offered up some details on his company's ongoing 5G trials and the cost savings they could present in limiting installation work in and around the home.

Verizon strike had significant impact on installations in Q2, cratering wireline business

The seven-week strike that ended in late May had a crippling impact on Verizon's wireline installation operation, resulting in the company losing 41,000 FiOS pay-TV customers and 13,000 FiOS high-speed internet users.

Verizon's McAdam: We are talking to other cities about FiOS deployments

Verizon changed its FiOS buildout tune in April when it announced it would bring FiOS to Boston via a $300 million, six-year investment plan. Now, the telco is indicating other cities could be in line for a similar build.

T-Mobile adds ABC, Disney and others to Binge On as Legere jabs Verizon's Go90

T-Mobile once again added a litany of new service providers to its Binge On offering. And once again, CEO John Legere took advantage of the news to take shots at Verizon's Go90 video offering.

Verizon posts 86K net postpaid phone adds, slows prepaid losses

Verizon's second quarter earnings report helps to explain why the carrier is so eager to expand into digital media.

Entner: T-Mobile, AT&T and others eye loyalty plans as competition heats up

Customer loyalty plans are common in the United States, especially in mature, but competitive markets. A large number of different kinds of companies – from retailers to airlines to restaurants – have customer loyalty programs to reduce the likelihood of customers switching to a competitor. When companies introduce loyalty plans, timing is everything.