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 Q1 FiOS revenue rose 15.5% to $3B, but weather issues slowed installations

Verizon reported that despite seeing a slowdown in overall customer additions due to weather issues in the Northeast, FiOS revenues still rose 15.5 percent to $3 billion.

Infinera Q1 2014 revenue rises to $142M on ongoing 100G sales

Infinera bucked the seasonal first-quarter optical industry decline trend, reporting that its first-quarter 2014 revenues were $142.8 million, up sequentially from $139.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 and $124.6 million in the first quarter of 2013.

Verizon adds 57,000 FiOS video, 98,000 Internet subs in first quarter

Verizon Communications continued to add subscribers to its FiOS TV and Internet ranks, but at a slower pace that reflects the carrier's policy of selling the service only in existing markets.

ATIS releases eMBMS-based standard for LTE Multicast

The Alliance for Telecommunications Solutions (ATIS) released a new standard for LTE Multicast content delivery to mobile devices based upon the Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast System (eMBMS).

Buffalo officials, residents want Verizon to change its FiOS course

Elected officials in the Buffalo region of New York have an uphill task if they expect Verizon to change its mind about adding new FiOS markets. Nevertheless, Assemblyman Sean Ryan and State Sen. Timothy Kennedy want the service in Buffalo and other local communities.

Wireline telecom earnings in the first quarter of 2014

The Q1 2014 earnings season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed. Check here throughout the first-quarter reporting season for updates...

Verizon taps Avaya veteran Chris Formant to oversee enterprise business

Verizon has appointed Christopher Formant as its new president of its Verizon Enterprise Solutions division.

Verizon lures new subs with $50 HBO, FiOS broadband bundle

Verizon is appealing to new potential FiOS subscribers with a new $50 video, broadband promotional bundle, but customers will need to be prepared for the price jump when the promotional period ends.

Analysis: Verizon wireline business 'lags' other providers

Even as management has "done some interesting things with FiOS services," Verizon's overall wireline business "lags the major wireline operators such as AT&T, Comcast and Cablevision," a Seeking Alpha analysis has concluded.

Verizon brings 100G to the U.S. metro network

Verizon has begun its latest effort to enhance its U.S. metro network with 100G, bringing what it says is better latency and improved scalability that it has seen in deploying the technology in its long-haul network.