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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Outstripping AT&T and Verizon, Comcast and TWC rope in 71% of all new broadband Internet customers

According to new research from Strategy Analytics, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other cable operators are outpacing AT&T, Verizon and other telco providers in the accumulation of new broadband Internet subscribers. The firm said that during the past twelve months, Comcast and Time Warner Cable accounted for 71 percent of the 3 million Americans who have signed up for broadband Internet service during the period.

Verizon says unbundling 64 Kbps voice channels over fiber will impede copper retirement

Verizon has responded to a recent filing made by competitive provider Granite Communications opposing USTelecom's petition for forbearance on providing voice-grade channels on fiber loops, saying it could delay future migrations from copper to fiber.

Taking a deep dive into Verizon's Go90 mobile first video service

Verizon recently introduced its Go90 mobile first video service, and FierceWireless has taken a deep dive into the many elements that made it become reality in its new feature, Inside the creation of Verizon's Go90.

Verizon's creation of Go90: From start to launch

Verizon has made no secret about the fact that it wants to reach millennials with its Go90 video service. But how did the project get off the ground in the first place?  FierceWireless  Editor Phil Goldstein dives deep into the genesis of the service and how it has evolved since Verizon's 2014 acquisition of Intel's OnCue interactive TV platform. Special Report

Verizon's Go90 shows the company can take a risk- but the reward isn't guaranteed

It remains to be seen if Go90 will appeal to millennials and become a hit product, which would in turn deliver the audience advertisers want. But what is clear is that Verizon has spent years developing Go90, and hopes it will succeed. For a deep dive into how Verizon created Go90, check out this special report.

Inside the creation of Verizon's Go90

This is the story of the creation of Go90, Verizon's attempt to create a new service that appeals to a demographic it views as significantly important to its future, as told by some of the key executives involved in its development. It's a story of how Verizon wanted to create a product that would appeal to millennials, driven by a desire to create a large audience the carrier could deliver to marketers for targeted advertising (advertisers have largely been flummoxed by millennials' aversion to traditional pay-TV products). And more broadly, it's the story of how a multibillion-dollar telecommunications company known for its staid leadership and methodically consistent financial results incubated a startup-- and a startup mentality-- inside itself.

Your experience may vary: AT&T, FairPoint, Verizon network differences drive latency, other performance issues

With a bevy of choices available to get broadband service, consumers and businesses are more closely looking at wireline operators' network performance. We take a look at how the top providers fared in terms of network latency, throughput and availability during the third quarter.

Cox Business serves up small cell solution for wireless operators

Cox Business is taking advantage of the emerging small cell opportunity with a new turnkey service that it says will enable wireless operators to deploy small cells to extend coverage and capacity.

AT&T, Verizon, telcos bled nearly 140K broadband subs in Q3 2015

AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink may still be dominant broadband players, but their broadband empires were challenged in the third quarter.

Verizon approves CommScope's ION-E for in-building wireless coverage

Verizon has certified CommScope's ION-E in-building wireless solution for installation in enterprises across Verizon's wireless footprint in the United States.