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 gets defensive over data plan freak-out

Verizon Wireless is trying to calm customer panic over its Share Everything data plans, the launch of which has drawn a comparison to last summer's Netflix debacle.

Entner: Wireless reaches contract subscriber maturity in Q1, but prepaid shows growth

While there is a lot of headroom left for prepaid and especially connected devices, the first quarter of 2012 marked the final point of contract people maturity in the history of the U.S. wireless industry.

Lowenstein's View: The untold story of Verizon's Share Everything

Verizon's Share Everything will not radically alter the equation. In some scenarios you will pay a little more, and in others you will pay a little less. Noteworthy, however, is the simplicity of the new structure.

CWA union workers go to the FCC to protest Verizon's cable deal

A group of Verizon employees represented by the Communications Workers of America will gather in front of the Federal Communications Commission building today to protest Verizon Wireless' proposed co-marketing and services deal with cable operators.

CWA to protest Verizon-cable deals

The Communications Workers of America said that it expects hundreds of Verizon employees to join a rally it is organizing on Wednesday to protest spectrum and marketing deals that Verizon Wireless has struck with several cable opera

Comcast tests ActiveVideo CloudTV platform for VOD trial in Chattanooga

Comcast said it licensed ActiveVideo's CloudTV software platform for a tests of new video-on-demand user interface that it is running in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Entner: Shared data pricing has arrived

It was often and long enough promised and now Verizon Wireless delivered: Shared data pricing is here in a bigger and bolder version that anyone thought. In a radical departure from the world of a...

Verizon to deploy Juniper's PTX for its converged MPLS core network

Verizon is taking another step in its next-gen technology evolution with plans to deploy Juniper's new PTX Series, a move that will enable them to collapse all of its disparate MPLS-based networks onto a common core network.

Verizon CTO promises global LTE roaming, with caveats

Though hamstrung by the bevy of frequencies upon which it will be deployed, LTE will nonetheless be available for globetrotters who need international roaming, said a Verizon Communications executive.

Verizon's Ritter: Our 300 Mbps FiOS tier is about building a foundation for new services

DALLAS--Verizon (NYSE: VZ) got the broadband market's attention recently with its plan to offer a 300 Mbps tier for its FiOS Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) service, a move the company says will...