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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Disney blocks commercials for Verizon skinny bundles

TV and radio stations owned by the Walt Disney Company and 21 st Century Fox are refusing to run commercials in New York promoting Verizon's new "Custom HD" pay-TV program bundle system, the wireless giant says.

Verizon, Level 3 make nice with interconnection agreement

Verizon and Level 3 have agreed to make nice. The two potentially contentious telecom players have entered into a long-term bilateral interconnection agreement to ensure "that customers on the two networks can continue to exchange data in an effective and efficient matter," said a Verizon blog post by Libby Jacobson, director of digital communications.

Is Verizon's Custom HD an Ergen-esque strategy for negotiating OTT rights?

I put my conspiracy theory guy pants on this morning as I emailed a couple of media analysts with a half-baked theory whose time has come: In hoisting a controversial new bundling strategy that has irked its programming partners, Verizon is really working to build leverage to negotiate content rights for its upcoming wireless OTT service.

Programmers balk at Verizon's 'Custom TV' plans

There seems to be a disconnect between Verizon's plans to break apart FiOS video bundles and the way those who provide content for those bundles feel. FiOS, as the company reported in its earnings call earlier this week, is a bright spot in the sagging wireline space and Verizon is hoping to enhance that business by giving customers more choice.

NBC and Fox join pushback parade on Verizon's 'Custom HD' bundling

NBCUniversal and 21 st Century Fox became the latest programmers to push back on Verizon FiOS' bold new skinny program bundling strategy.

Frontier taps Potts to lead nine-state national region

Frontier Communications has named Becky B. Potts as its new president for the telco's national region, overseeing operations in multiple states in the Midwest, Southeast and Western states.

Verizon FiOS 75 Mbps Quantum adoption rises amidst Q1 wireline revenue decline

Verizon is seeing more of its FiOS customers adopt its symmetrical 75 Mbps Quantum speed tier, a factor that's helped the telco offset an overall decline in first-quarter 2015 wireline revenue.

Verizon's Shammo: We believe our 'existing contracts' allow skinny bundles

Verizon says it doesn't need the permission of programmers to implement its new "Custom HD" bundling strategy for its pay-TV service. "We believe we're able to offer these packages under our existing contracts," said Fran Shammo, executive VP and CFO of Verizon, when asked during Tuesday's first-quarter earnings call whether his company had discussed the strategy with programmers prior to deploying it.

Disney/ESPN says it didn't consent to Verizon plan to break up bundles

ESPN is pushing back on Verizon's new strategy to create smaller, more customized programming bundles for its FiOS pay-TV service.

Verizon FiOS will debut skinny bundle that rivals Sling TV

Verizon's FiOS will introduce a flexible, customized pay-TV bundling service, not too different from that of Dish's recently launched Sling TV.