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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In photos: Touring Verizon's Cell On Light Truck

Verizon Wireless recently offered reporters a glimpse into its strategy for ensuring communications during natural disasters and other major events.

Samsung launches FiOS TV app for connected TVs

Samsung launched a FiOS TV app on Tuesday that Verizon's video subscribers can use to stream 26 live TV channels on connected TVs and Blu-ray players from the consumer electronics manufacturer.

Cablevision doesn't lose any video subscribers during Q2 2012

While most cable and satellite TV providers are reporting that they lost basic video subscribers during the second quarter, Cablevision said its video subscriber count remained flat during the quarter and that it grew high-speed Internet and telephone customers.

Moto, Verizon reportedly resurrecting Corvair tablet for FiOS play

Motorola and Verizon have apparently quietly resurrected the Motorola Corvair Android tablet in a FiOS customer survey. The action has prompted Web speculation that the two companies are again looking at the possibilities of moving FiOS onto the Android platform and are helping matters along by giving or selling subscribers a tablet to access FiOS content.

Verizon unions threaten walkout

Unions representing Verizon technicians say they may stage a walkout as soon as Aug. 10, unless they make more progress on contract negotiations with the company.

Verizon walkout looms if mediation fails; mediator says 'significant key issues' remain

A walkout by Verizon's 45,000 CWA and IBEW workers this week is a distinct possibility, according to statements by union officials and mediators, because negotiations for a new contract since last year's strike have gone nowhere.

DirecTV: Viacom spat will sap Q3 subscriber growth

DirecTV expects to report increased subscriber churn during the third quarter, as a result of a now-resolved dispute with Viacom, which left subscribers unable to watch Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and 15 other networks for 10 days in July, CEO Mike White said Thursday.

Verizon's Ihab Tarazi becomes the Metro Ethernet Forum's new Chairman

Ihab Tarazi, Verizon's Vice President of Global Network Planning, was named Monday as the new chairman of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).

Researchers expose severe security flaws in Verizon hotspot from ZTE

ZTE's 890L mobile hotspot device, marketed by Verizon Wireless, has a host of critical security flaws, according to researchers at Lift Security.

Netflix DVD service is tops but streaming service is 'limited,' Consumer Reports says

Netflix believes that streaming is the way to go and it's what consumers want. The company has essentially hung its hat--and its business future--on the idea that it's successful DVD rental business is  so last decade  and its streaming service is  so now. Unfortunately, for the video purveyor,  Consumer Reports  disagrees.