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 Silliman: Wheeler's regulatory approach at FCC has been a mixed bag

Craig Silliman, EVP of Public Policy and General Counsel of Verizon (NYSE: VZ), said in an interview with FierceTelecom that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's "proactive and aggressive approach is...

Verizon's Silliman on recent Wheeler proposals: 'Some things may have not been thought through'

Remarking on a range of topics including everything from the recent strike to the divesture of wireline assets to Frontier Communications, Craig Silliman, executive VP of public policy & general counsel for Verizon, had some pointed remarks regarding NPRMs recently initiated by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

Verizon's Silliman talks net neutrality and much more

It's no surprise that Verizon has pushed back against the FCC's proposed new privacy rules for broadband providers considering carriers are increasingly looking to leverage data to deliver highly targeted ads to on-the-go consumers. Craig Silliman, the company's EVP of public policy and general counsel, urged federal legislators in March to intervene, opining that the Commission was " applying outdated rules " in the internet age.

Net neutrality rules upheld by D.C. Circuit, setting Supreme Court showdown with telcos

The D.C. Circuit court upheld the FCC's net neutrality rules 2-1, a decision that will usher in challenges from incumbent telcos like AT&T and Verizon at the Supreme Court.

Verizon's Silliman on creating regulatory balance for special access, privacy, net neutrality

Whether it is special access, net neutrality, the recent labor strike, or shedding wireline assets to Frontier, Craig Silliman, EVP of Public Policy and General Counsel of Verizon, has a full plate. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, caught up with Silliman during the TIA 2016 trade show in Dallas to talk about the pressing policy issues Verizon is dealing with today.

Frontier taps Kinney to lead California government affairs following Verizon asset integration fiasco

Frontier has named Jacqueline R. Kinney as vice president of state government affairs for California, signaling a tightening of its hold in the state following a troubling integration of Verizon's wireline assets.

Report: Verizon, AT&T preparing for final round of bidding for Yahoo

Verizon and AT&T are preparing for a third round of bidding for Yahoo's online assets,  Reuters  reported.

AOL's Ackerman discusses the confluence of video, advertising and mobile

Verizon signaled its intention to expand into media in a big way last year with its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL, which included properties such as  The Huffington Post  and  TechCrunch. And it continues to expand on its media business with the aggressive buildout of Go90, an OTT video offering and mobile advertising channel.

IHS: More than 8B devices are connected worldwide, and Netflix is present on many of them

More than 8 billion devices were connected to the web by the end of 2015, according to fresh data from IHS, averaging four devices per household around the world. And Netflix has a presence on many of them.

Verizon seeks clearance to discontinue collect calling, other legacy voice services

Verizon is petitioning the FCC to get permission to shut down a series of legacy voice services offered via its MCI subsidiary due to lack of use and little customer demand.