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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FiOS: Verizon's shining wireline gem

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Verizon's wireline business takes another hit

Despite seeing some positive growth in its consumer broadband and wireless segment during the second quarter, Verizon has confirmed that slow demand from business users is forcing the ILEC to reduce

Verizon added 300,000 TV subs in Q2

Verizon Communications reported its second-quarter earnings today, and though some negative trends were apparent, including a 7 percent profit slide, the company's FiOS TV service is showing no ill

Verizon's FiOS and business services grow amid falling earnings

Although Verizon saw positive growth in its consumer broadband and strategic business services segment, the ILEC saw a 21 percent decrease in earnings along with $416 million in severance and pension

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Alcatel-Lucent may be in Verizon's sights for a new Ethernet contract, but it's far from a done deal as the ILEC is still also evaluating rival Juniper Networks. A report emerged last week from

Verizon adds TV widgets, SDK; no YouTube, Hulu

As expected following months of news about trials, Verizon Communications has integrated special widget versions of Facebook and Twitter with FiOS TV. The offerings are available through the

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Verizon expands its wholesale voice suite

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Cablevision programming practices targeted

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