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 focuses on data analytics at Palo Alto facility

Verizon has made Palo Alto, Calif., as the main site to conduct research and development for its growing data analytics practice.

Vodafone on the prowl for more cable properties

Vodafone, already the world's second largest mobile carrier, is looking to increase its footprint in the cable space as well--either through acquisition or competition, its top executive says.

Verizon grows California, Massachusetts FiOS footprint to 2.4M homes and businesses

Verizon may have no immediate plans to enter new markets with FiOS, but in existing markets like California and Massachusetts, the service provider extended the service to a total of 2.4 million homes and businesses in 2013.

Verizon tops Consumer Reports ranking while Comcast, Time Warner Cable tumble

In what is becoming an ongoing event, a Consumer Reports survey found that "very few consumers think they're getting a great deal" when it comes to Internet and TV services.

Cogent offers to pay cable MSOs, telcos to improve Internet traffic exchange

Cogent Communications is taking a new approach to solving the Internet traffic exchange process by offering to pay U.S.-based Tier 1 telcos and cable operators (Verizon, Comcast, AT&T and Time Warner Cable) for necessary network upgrades.

CenturyLink, Windstream take bigger bite out of incumbent Ethernet market, says VSG

CenturyLink and Windstream have both come a long way from their traditional rural telco roots by becoming larger factors in the U.S. incumbent Ethernet services market.

Rural South Jersey communities: Verizon reneging on FiOS promise

Verizon is reneging on a two-decade-old pledge to provide broadband service to every New Jersey household, officials in rural Southern New Jersey claim.

Verizon defends FiOS VOD against group's pornography charges

FiOS on-demand provides an opportunity for viewers to selectively choose what suits their tastes--even if that selection includes programming that organizations like Morality in Media (MIM) find offensive and pornographic, a Verizon executive wrote in response to an ongoing demand from the anti-pornography organization.

Verizon extends FiOS to 3.7M more homes and businesses in Connecticut, New York

Verizon may have curtailed any new FiOS expansions, but in Connecticut and New York it continued to put the fiber to the premises (FTTP)-based service into the hands of more users, making it available to a total of 3.7 million homes and businesses in both states as of the end of 2013.

Google teams with AT&T, Verizon on spectrum sharing pitch to FCC

In today's spotlight, FierceWirelessTech takes a look at a joint FCC filing from Google, AT&T and Verizon, that disclosed a meeting at the FCC where the companies expressed their views regarding commercial operations in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band.