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 ponies up $5M to resolve FCC rural call completion investigation

Verizon is going to pay $5 million to settle an FCC inquiry into whether the service provider's rural customers could receive long distance or wireless calls to their traditional POTS phones.

Obama administration revises call data collection plans

The Obama administration has decided to rethink a proposal to employ a third-party, non-government entity to gather U.S. telephone call data currently collected by the National Security Agency, reports  Reuters, citing unnamed security official sources.

CenturyLink wants Congress to update the 1992 Cable Act

CenturyLink has made a plea to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee to reform the 1992 Cable Act so new entrants in the video services race can more effectively negotiate prices for content.

Verizon adds parental controls, guest Wi-Fi capabilities to FiOS Quantum gateway

Verizon is giving customers who use its  FiOS Quantum Gateway  something to smile about with a suite of guest Wi-Fi and enhanced parental controls.

Verizon offers $10K reward to apprehend Southern Cal. copper thieves

Verizon continues to be a victim of copper theft, suffering over 12 incidents in its Southern California market alone in recent months.

Verizon adds 116K video subs in Q4, up 26%

Verizon Communications added 116,000 FiOS video subscribers in the fourth quarter, a 26 percent year-over-year uptick, upping its total video subscriber base to 5.6 million.

Verizon's FiOS growth continued to cushion the blow of wireline revenue declines in Q4

Verizon reported that strong consumer services and FiOS revenues helped the telco ease the pain of an overall decline in wireline revenues during the fourth quarter.

Verizon expands reach of its 100G network in Asia-Pacific

Verizon has furthered the capabilities of 100G by deploying the technology on its network in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, connecting these three locations in one of the highest growth regions it serves today.

FCC's mmWave inquiry draws mix of praise, caution

A lot of the comments filed on the FCC's Notice of Inquiry (NOI) into the use of spectrum bands above 24 GHz were positive, praising the commission for launching the proceeding to investigate potential opportunities for using millimeter wave (mmW) bands to accelerate 5G services. But many interested parties are calling for caution as well, especially when it comes to framing rules around the use of the mmW bands.

'Verizon Vehicle' is after-market connected car service for 200M unconnected cars at $15/month

Verizon announced its new "Verizon Vehicle" connected-car service that is designed to provide roadside assistance, vehicle monitoring and other services to the roughly 200 million older cars on the road today that cannot connect to a wireless network. The product is scheduled to launch April 10 and will cost $14.99 per month ($12.99 per month for each additional vehicle) with a two-year contract.