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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FCC delays review of Verizon's spectrum deals with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Bright House

The Federal Communications Commission said it has stopped the clock on its 180-day review of the spectrum deals Verizon Wireless struck with major cable MSOs in December, in order to give it more time to review a spectrum swap Verizon announced earlier this week with T-Mobile.

Level 3, Verizon focus on serving France-based MNCs

Level 3 Communications and Verizon have launched separate initiatives targeting multinational companies (MNCs) that have offices in France.

How will cable operators respond to Verizon Quantum speeds?

In today's spotlight, a look at how cable operators may respond to the faster high-speed Internet tiers that Verizon is beginning to market to FiOS Internet subscribers through the FiOS Quantum brand.

CWA wants Verizon's board to help settle contract issues

The CWA and IBEW held a rally asking Verizon's board of directors to influence the telco to provide a fair labor contract for its wireline workers.

CENX gets $9.5M investment from Verizon and Mesirow Financial

CENX gets $9.5M cash infusion from Verizon Financial to expand its ongoing Ethernet exchange presence.

Will Verizon's new speed tiers, bundled options make cable jump?

Verizon finally revealed the pricing for its new 300 Mbps FiOS speed tier and the increase of its existing speed tiers via its Quantum Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) brand. How will cable respond?

Seybold's Take: Spectrum is the true currency of wireless operators

Spectrum is the currency of true value for commercial network operators. The demand for broadband services continues to surge ahead month after month and all of the network operators are saying they need more spectrum.

Comcast expands promotions with Verizon Wireless; offers free DVR, Streampix subscriptions

Comcast expanded the incentives it is promoting with Verizon Wireless, pitching subscribers who order new bundles six months of a free DVR rental and one year of free access to its Streampix streaming video product.

Quantum sticker shock: Is my Verizon quadruple play worth $400 a month?

As a reporter covering the telecom business, I thought Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) move to double the speed of its most popular high-speed Internet tiers with the launch of FiOS Quantum was a good  story. But as a consumer of Verizon's quadruple play of digital cable, high-speed Internet and landline and wireless phone products, I'm finding it to not be a very good deal.

Sprint: Verizon's cable deals will crush backhaul, Wi-Fi offloading markets

Small cell backhaul and Wi-Fi offloading are points of contention that must be addressed if the FCC is to approve Verizon Wireless' proposed $3.9 billion AWS spectrum purchase and business agreements with four cable operators, according to an FCC filing submitted by Sprint Nextel.