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 engineers will be counting gigabits during Super Bowl 50

The preparations that AT&T and Verizon made for Super Bowl 50 have been well documented, but a peek inside Verizon's Super Bowl command room shows just how much the high-profile game will test cellular networks like no other NFL game.

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile pick apart FCC's millimeter wave proposals

The nation's largest carriers still argue for more spectrum for licensed use-- no surprise there – but they're also fully behind the commission's efforts to identify new spectrum above 24 GHz.

Qualcomm gets permission to test LTE-U at two Verizon sites

The FCC granted a special temporary authority (STA) to Qualcomm Technologies to conduct "very small scale performance evaluation" tests of LTE-U equipment at two Verizon sites in Oklahoma City, Okla., and Raleigh, N.C.

Verizon expands EIP to businesses, tweaks business service plans

Verizon is hoping to boost sales to SMBs by enabling them to take advantage of the same installment plan for phones the carrier offers to consumers.

Verizon serves up 100 Mbps FiOS triple play to deepen reach in existing markets

Verizon is giving FiOS customers the option to purchase a triple play bundle with 100 Mbps symmetrical speeds for $69 a month, reflecting its recognition that consumers want higher speeds as it winds down its FTTH roll out.

AT&T, Equinix, Verizon and others lend hand in Open Compute Project's telco data center initiative

AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Equinix, SK Telecom and Verizon have joined the Open Compute Project (OCP)  in an effort to drive the organization's new Telco Project focused on data center technologies.

Facebook planning dedicated video site that could challenge AT&T, Verizon's Go90

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said that the company is working to create a dedicated video service that would give videos a more prominent position on the social networking site. Although details of the plan remain unclear, it could put Facebook into more direct competition with other Internet video providers like Google, as well as wireless operators like Verizon that are pushing their video services.

Verizon, AT&T beef up stadium DAS, small cells for Super Bowl 50

Verizon and AT&T invested heavily in distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cells and cell on wheels (COWs) to make sure their networks can handle what comes on Feb. 7 when an estimated 75,000 football fans convene in the San Francisco metro area for Super Bowl 50.

Verizon and Samsung pursue the enterprise with new LTE network extender

Verizon is teaming with Samsung to offer improved indoor wireless coverage for its enterprise customers.

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon led wireless advertising in 2015

Whether it is Verizon's colored balls commercial or T-Mobile CEO John Legere's infamous competition rants, it's clear that wireless operators spend a lot of money advertising their brands.