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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Strategy Analytics: Verizon FiOS poised for continued growth in 2012

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) may have begun to wind down its FiOS rollout, but in the first quarter of 2012 the service provider saw an uptick in both subscribers and its average revenue per user (ARPU).

Forecast: Verizon FiOS TV to near 5M subscribers by year's end

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) saw strong FiOS growth in the first quarter of 2012, and should continue to add subscribers through the year, a market report projected. The communications company added 193,000

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DirecTV, Sprint attempt to delay Verizon-cable deals

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