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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Consumer groups protest Verizon deals with Comcast, Time Warner, Cox and Bright House

Joint marketing agreements and spectrum deals involving the nation's largest cable MSOs and Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) continue to come under fire, with Public Knowledge and several other consumer

Verizon FiOS MDU marketing drive targets young professionals

Having continually honed its FiOS MDU installation processes, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is expanding its "hyperlocal" marketing and awareness effort for its FiOS TV and Internet offerings to target young

FCC recruits cable modem, DSL subscribers for Measuring Broadband America tests

Setting the stage for a new barrage of ad campaigns about broadband speeds from Cablevision (NYSE: CVC), Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and other providers, the FCC is seeking volunteers for its 2012 Measuring

Verizon expands FiOS marketing aimed at young professionals

Following its launch last fall of a FiOS 50 marketing campaign in which it used social media to market FiOS TV and FiOS Internet to subscribers in the Washington, D.C., area, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is

March Madness may be biggest test yet for TV Everywhere authentication

With Turner forcing hoops fans to prove that they are a cable or satellite subscriber in order to watch any of its 67 games from the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament for free online and mobile

Frontier loses 5,900 FiOS TV subscribers in Q4 2011

Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) reported that it lost 5,900 FiOS TV subscribers during the fourth quarter, but said that it will continue to support the delivery of video programming to FiOS

FiOS to pull the plug on Funimation and Bridges TV

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) plans to drop anime channel Funimation and Bridges TV from its FiOS TV lineup on March 15, according to a notification it sent to subscribers on Wednesday. Verizon said in the

Terremark completes Colombian data center expansion

Terremark, Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) data center and cloud services unit, has added more bandwidth to target new Latin American growth by completing the expansion of its Bogota, Colombia data center.

Verizon challenges Comcast with Medford, Mass. FiOS debut

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has made it official that it's going to offer FiOS TV and Internet service in Medford, Mass., one of the last communities that will be getting the service for some time to come, as

Comcast evokes Apple retail strategy with Xfinity stores

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