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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Get the facts on 5G at Mobile World Congress

Don't just read about what the next wave of wireless technology will be, hear about it from the top tech experts in the world. Join me at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, for " The Path to 5G: Defining the Next-generation of Wireless Networks "  luncheon panel that will be held on Tuesday, March 4, from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.

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While Infinera may still have room to grow in the optical market, CEO Tom Fallon is not worried about the spending patterns of AT&T and Verizon, but rather on how the broader industry is purchasing optical products.

Cablevision threatens Verizon's lead in speed on Netflix index

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Frontier Communications officially emerged as the suitor for the $10.5 billion in wireline assets that Verizon wants to offload, signifying its ongoing effort to scale its reach in new markets and deepen its presence in others it already serves. But it remains to be seen how Frontier integrates these new assets.