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's small-cell strategy could be boon to Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint and Lumos

Verizon's intention to deploy more small cells to expand wireless coverage for 4G LTE could be a gold-mine wireless backhaul opportunity for a host of regional telcos, such as Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks.

Level 3 takes top spot in competitive Ethernet race, says VSG

Level 3 Communications has taken the top rank in Vertical Systems Group's 2014 U.S. Competitive provider Ethernet Leaderboard, surpassing XO, Cogent and Zayo.

AT&T, Verizon remain top incumbent Ethernet providers, says VSG

AT&T and Verizon may be facing new challenges from a host of new cable and CLEC competitors, but out of the incumbent telcos the pair continues to be the dominant duo in the Ethernet services market, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.

FCC releases net neutrality order, industry preps lawsuits

The FCC has delivered its long-awaited net neutrality order that reclassifies ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, one that will open a host of legal challenges from major telcos like AT&T and Verizon.

Verizon's small cell moves could provide backhaul bounty for Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint and Lumos

Verizon's intention to deploy more small cells to expand wireless coverage for 4G LTE could be a gold mine wireless backhaul opportunity for a host of regional telcos like Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks.

Verizon bulks up for mobile video competition with AwesomenessTV deal

With chief rival AT&T about to close its $49 billion purchase of DirecTV and embark on a major expansion of short-form video programming to smartphones and other mobile devices, Verizon is making moves of its own.

Boingo signs multiyear Wi-Fi offload deal with Tier 1 U.S. carrier

Marking a big milestone for its business and the industry at large, Boingo Wireless has signed a major multiyear Wi-Fi offload agreement with a Tier 1 U.S. wireless carrier.

Verizon FiOS becomes latest operator to drop The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel is enduring yet another storm with a top pay-TV operator. On Monday, Verizon FiOS dropped the channel.

Verizon's Frontier sale gives it a contiguous Northeast FiOS footprint, says Shammo

Verizon's recent move to sell off its wireline assets in three markets to Frontier Communications will consolidate its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) FiOS service in the Northeast market, one where it will battle aggressive cable competition from Cablevision and a potentially soon-to-be-combined Comcast and Time Warner Cable for consumer broadband dollars.

Verizon's technology chief Tony Melone to retire, as carrier merges network and IT functions

Longtime telecom executive Tony Melone, Verizon Communications' executive vice president of network, is retiring from the company.