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 wraps 100G Ethernet network interface device trial

Verizon is pushing the bandwidth boundaries of its Ethernet network, announcing that it recently completed a trial carrying 100G traffic over its regional network between two 100G network interface devices (NID).

AT&T, CenturyLink and competitors are divided on dark fiber potential

Interest in dark fiber has reemerged in telecom due to the escalating demands for business services and by wireless operators that need bigger backhaul pipes to keep up with the insatiable demand for wireless data.

Verizon's copper-to-fiber transition faces District of Columbia PSC investigation

Verizon's ongoing copper-to-fiber migration in the District of Columbia is now the subject of a Public Service Commission (PSC) investigation on how it will affect local consumers and businesses.

World Cup's record-setting peaks, minor disappointments set stage for online sports future

The World Cup didn't just shatter streaming records. It blew through analyst expectations that this would be the year for live sports online.

Netflix keeps up net neutrality chatter, continues verbal spat with Verizon

Continuing to push its stance that ISPs should not impede the open nature of the Internet, Netflix filed comments with the FCC ahead of its net neutrality proceeding. The SVOD provider also published its June speed index, noting that Verizon's average continued to drop despite a peering deal made two months ago.

Verizon Wholesale enables Poland's Exatel to launch global VPN service

Exatel, a Poland-based service provider, has begun offering a global VPN service to its large enterprise customers via an agreement with Verizon Global Wholesale.

Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse trail Frontier and CenturyLink on Netflix's June speed index

Verizon may have moved to resolve network congestion issues that impact the quality of experience for its FiOS users that access Netflix's service, but the service provider instead dropped two places in Netflix's monthly speed index.

Verizon, Qualcomm and Ericsson partner on field trials of 3.5 GHz spectrum sharing

Verizon is joining chipmaker Qualcomm and infrastructure vendor Ericsson on field trials of spectrum-sharing technology in the 3550-3650 MHz band at multiple locations.

Let it go? Heck no--Verizon says congestion caused by Netflix transit providers

The corporate blog-based finger-pointing between Verizon and Netflix has  continued, with Verizon launching a new screed accusing Netflix's own transit providers of causing sluggish streaming video performance over the Verizon network.

Volatile Verizon stock swings up after positive 2Q comments

Verizon stock, more volatile than the late-afternoon weather in July, turned sharply upward yesterday after CEO Lowell McAdam said its wireless arm would report more than 1.4 million retail postpaid additions in the second quarter.