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 expands FiOS TV features as rollout contracts

It's not exactly FiOS Everywhere, but even as Verizon (NYSE: VZ) pulls back on FiOS rollouts, it's pushing forward with service features for existing subscribers. The telco held a press event in New

AT&T continues to press for wireless net neutrality exemption

AT&T (NYSE:T) wants to remind the wireless community--again--that when it comes to net neutrality, wireless is different. Following up on a blog post Friday, Joan Marsh, AT&T's vice president

Lawmakers urge FCC to add wireless to net neutrality push

In the continuing back and forth on the future of net neutrality regulations, four Democratic lawmakers urged FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to move forward with his net neutrality effort--and to

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The concept of kicking back and relaxing is becoming as distant as the shoreline for those traversing Delaware Bay aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The impatient many aboard the ferry's 17-mile jaunt

Verizon's government NOC gets ISO/IEC nod

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) further galvanized its role in serving the public sector as its Cary, N.C.-based Government Enterprise Network Operations Center (GENOC), a center that provides managed services

Verizon FiOS nearly hits 1 Gbps in June network trial; bodes well for 3D, ultra-HDTV

Verizon, using an existing Motorola-designed gigabit passive optical network system deployed in Taunton, N.J., delivered nearly 1 Gbps bandwidth to a business customer in a live-production FiOS

Verizon GPON proves it can kick out the GigE

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) kicked the tires of its existing GPON network and is reporting that the network is fit for super high-speed delivery. During a field trial conducted in June, in Taunton, Mass.,

AT&T backs wireless exemption to net neutrality

In the wake of fallout from Google and Verizon's (NYSE:VZ) net neutrality announcement last week, AT&T (NYSE:T) reiterated that it believes wireless services should not be governed by the same

Monopoly neutrality

It is never good for consumers when monopolies get together. Now AT&T and Google are promoting their view of how access to the Internet should be controlled--of course, to their benefit.

FTTH customer satisfaction up, but awareness is still nascent

Consumers that subscribe to Fiber to the Home (FTTH) service are, overall, satisfied with their service, a new FTTH Council report revealed. In a survey of over 1,000 FTTH subscribers and 600 other