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 makes a speedy move on broadband competition

Verizon today fired a shot across the bow of its cable competitors, bumping the speed of its entry-level FiOS from 10/2 Mbps to 15/5 Mbps. The download/upload speed increase is most notable for the

Verizon upgrades broadband speeds, announces new FiOS1 TV channels

Verizon Communications Monday made several FiOS-related announcements, including beefed up upstream and down stream speeds on several broadband service tiers, as well as the launch of two

Ohio regulators suspend OK of Verizon-Frontier deal

The Ohio Public Utilities Commission, acting on the urging of a consumer advocate and a competitor who questioned the benefits of Frontier Communications' planned acquisition of Verizon rural lines,

Court turns back FCC denial of Verizon forbearance request

Verizon Communications more than a year ago was denied forbearance from wholesale pricing regulation in six Eastern U.S. markets, but the company looks to be getting a second chance with its

Verizon, Optimum top J.D. Power business survey

J.D. Power and Associates has released the results of its 2009 Major Provider Business Telecommunications Study, which sized up business data services from major telecom services providers. Verizon

Verizon local channel expected in New York

Todd Spangler at Multichannel News reports that Verizon Communications is planning to make its FiOS1 local news and weather channel available in the New York metro area as early as next Monday.

FairPoint names Duke Energy's Hauser CEO

Much-maligned FairPoint Communications isn't straying too far afield in its selection of a new CEO to replace its retiring top dog, Chairman and CEO Eugene Johnson, who's stepping down July 1. The

Net neutrality proponents target national broadband debate

As various voices have begun to contribute to the national broadband discussion in the U.S., it is becoming clear the real debates on this issue will revolve around Net neutrality. As we noted last

Verizon tussles with Comcast over ads

Nothing may be certain except for death and taxes, but the likelihood that Verizon Communications and a cable TV competitor are fighting about marketing and advertising issues comes fairly close to

AT&T pushes for "100 percent broadband" by 2014

AT&T, in comments directed at the Federal Communications Commission as the agency begins movement toward a national broadband program, said it backs "100 percent broadband" by 2014. That's a