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 FiOS makes retrans deal with Boston Fox affiliate, ends blackout

Verizon and Cox Media Group have ended a broadcast retransmission impasse that kept Fox affiliate WFXT-TV off the program guides of 400,000 FiOS subscribers in Boston and Rhode Island since Thanksgiving Day.

Moody's: Wireline revenue will continue to decline, but TV, broadband will offset trend

Wireline revenue will continue to decline by 1 percent in 2014 and 2015, according to credit rating firm Moody's. However, the rate of decline should improve as telcos like AT&T and Verizon see growth in residential TV and broadband services.

Verizon's battle with N.J. town shows strong thirst for rural wireline broadband

Verizon's ongoing war of words with Hopewell Township, N.J.'s officials over telephone service quality and lack of fruitful broadband service shows that consumers' desire for high speed wireline broadband is just as prevalent in rural markets as it is in large cities.

Synergy: U.S., Japan, UK and China drive worldwide retail colocation revenues

Colocation revenues continue to rise, a trend that Synergy Research Group said continued into the third quarter with the United States, Japan, United Kingdom and China being the dominant regions of growth.

Verizon claims 38% drop in wireline complaints in NJ township

Verizon is refuting charges made by local officials that it has turned its back on Hopewell Township, N.J.'s copper-based network while not providing its next-gen fiber-based FiOS service.  

Retrans battle leaves 400K FiOS subs in Boston and Rhode Island without Fox

Cox Media Group pulled Fox affiliate WFXT-TV off Verizon FiOS on Thanksgiving amid an impasse on retrans renewal negotiations, leaving 400,000 of the pay-TV operator's customers in Boston and Rhode Island without NFL Football and other Fox programming.

Verizon launches retail index to track consumer online buying patterns

Just as the U.S. holiday shopping season kicks off, Verizon's Enterprise Solutions unit has introduced the Verizon Retail Index, a new tool to give members of the retail, shipping and transportation industries another point of view about online consumer habits.

Key lawmakers hold investments in AT&T, Comcast and Verizon

A number of lawmakers who sit on subcommittees that are responsible for legislating the Internet have made investments in some of the largest service providers, including Comcast, AT&T and Verizon.

Verizon extends free Netflix triple-play promotion nationwide

After a limited trial in New York City, Verizon has expanded an aggressive triple-play promotion that offers new FiOS voice, data and TV subscribers a $150 Visa gift card and a free year of Netflix.

AT&T coughs up $52M to settle hazardous electronic waste case in California

AT&T is paying $52 million in civil penalties and environmental compliance to settle an electronic waste dumping case with California that claims the service provider illegally dumped hazardous electronic waste.