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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Comcast or Charter will likely buy T-Mobile, Oppenheimer analyst says

All four Tier 1 wireless operators will either partner, acquire or be acquired by a pay-TV provider, according to Tim Horan, an analyst with Oppenheimer. Specifically Horan theorizes that either Comcast or Charter will purchase T-Mobile US.

Charting the top 8 U.S. wireless operators' Q2 performance

The second quarter earnings season has come to a close and FierceWirelessTec h is taking a look at how the top 8 U.S. wireless operators performed during the quarter.

Analysts: AT&T, T-Mobile likely to spend more on capex in Q3

As expected, analysts at Wells Fargo Securities say all four nationwide U.S. wireless carriers ramped up capital spending in the second quarter after a dismal first quarter, and they expect AT&T and T-Mobile US to spend more in the third quarter than they did in the second quarter.

AT&T, Verizon trail cable in Q2 broadband subscriber race with DSL declines

AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon lost ground in the second quarter 2015 broadband race to cable as each provider continued to shed traditional DSL subscribers and implement new growth strategies.

Verizon boosts data capacity, improves coverage with small cell deployment in Pittsburgh

Verizon has deployed nearly 50 small cells in the Pittsburgh area. The deployment includes 15 cells in the Pittsburgh metro area. Crown Castle is handling the majority of the deployment with some assistance from ExteNet.

Report: AT&T assisted NSA in spying on Internet traffic

AT&T has been working with the US National Security Agency to provide Internet usage traffic records since 2011, according to a New York Times report.

Verizon, Dominion spar over Va. pole attachment rates

Verizon has become embroiled in a pole attachment battle with Virginia-based power company Dominion, arguing that the power company pays more for access than its CLEC competitors.

Frontier to bring 25 Mbps broadband services to 750K new households by 2020

Frontier has set an aggressive timeline to expand broadband to 750,000 more households throughout its service footprint by the year 2020. Dan McCarthy, president and CEO of Frontier, said in an FCC filing that this commitment will include the wireline properties it is in the process of buying from Verizon in California, Florida and Texas.