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 faces more fire from Pittsburgh mayor over FiOS build

Verizon maintains that it won't build out FiOS to any new communities, but Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says the telco has not met the goals of the agreement it signed with the city six years ago.

AT&T identifies 'cellular-first' trend in Internet of Things

AT&T is starting to see a trend in its machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) business-- one where enterprises are looking not for a Wi-Fi first service but cellular first.

Sizing up the wireless performance of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and more in Q3 2015

As the third-quarter earnings season draws to a close, FierceWireless is taking a look at how the top eight wireless operators performed.

AT&T Mobility CEO is right: Let's chill out about 5G

While the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) is underway in Geneva this month, it's paramount that the world's spectrum leaders agree on some common spectrum allocated for 5G. In the meantime, it's worth noting the status of 5G here in the U.S.

Frontier's Jureller: 'no change' in subscription pricing after Verizon deal complete

As Frontier Communications nears the completion of its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider has pledged to keep pricing consistent with what customers in those markets are currently paying.

T-Mobile's Binge On OTT service challenges other carriers to a data duel

T-Mobile threw down a gauntlet in front of other wireless carriers, announcing at its Uncarrier X event in Los Angeles that it will launch Binge On, a new mobile OTT streaming service that features content from 24 services including Netflix, Sling TV, Hulu, Crackle, WatchESPN and more.

Verizon won't need more capital to build FiOS customer base

Verizon may not be interested in bringing FTTH services to more areas, but in the markets that are lucky enough to have it the service provider won't have to allocate more capital to connect customers that lie within the path of the fiber network.

Dish's Ergen: Carriers would be committing strategic 'malpractice' if they don't look at our spectrum

Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen said that wireless carriers would "strategically commit malpractice" if they did not take a look at Dish's vast spectrum trove and try to do something with it. However, Ergen also indicated that Dish likely will not strike any kind of deal related to its airwaves before the start of next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, in which Dish might take part.

Frontier's Verizon asset acquisition gets favorable proposed decision from California judge

Frontier Communications took another step forward in its pending acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets in California, Florida and Texas as an administrative judge with the California Public Utilities Commission issued a favorable Proposed Decision (PD) suggesting the deal be approved.

Verizon's Shammo throws cold water on licensing Dish's spectrum

Verizon Wireless does not feel a need to strike a deal with Dish Network, to get access to its mid-band wireless spectrum, according to a senior Verizon executive. The comments from Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo at an investor conference could cool speculation that a deal for Verizon to lease Dish's airwaves is imminent.