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 targets FiOS TV at Yonkers public housing

Telcos have sometimes been accused of avoiding low-income markets and neighborhoods in their TV service rollouts. This week, however, Verizon forged a deal giving it exclusive access to sell FiOS TV

Cable disputes can strengthen telco-broadcaster bonds

Telcos with ambitious TV service strategies have long lamented their weak ties to the broadcaster community. It's one area in which cable TV incumbents continue to have the upper hand. Part of the

Verizon, Level 3: We need 100G

Both Verizon and Level 3 say they need 100 Gigabit optical networks, and the sooner, the better. Speaking at Optical Expo 2008 in Dallas, Verizon's backbone network design director said the company

Verizon loses against Cox- for now

Cable company Cox Communications did not infringe on six of Verizon's Internet phone service patents, according to a federal jury in Virginia. Verizon filed against Cox in January, but a jury in the

Patent ruling due in Verizon lawsuit against Cox

Verizon Communications is awaiting a jury decision in its VoIP patent lawsuit against Cox Communications, and that ruling could come as soon as today, according to The Wall Street Journal. Verizon

TWC wants Manhattan TV market de-regulated

Time Warner Cable filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission last month asking for the agency to fully deregulate the TV services market in the Manhattan portion of New York City.

Verizon inches toward IPTV

Verizon Communications has entertained the possibility of eventually migrating to IPTV throughout its expansion of its quadrature amplitude modulation-based (QAM) FiOS TV services, without ever

WSJ: Embarq looking to sell amid market chaos

The Wall Street Journal reports that Embarq, the largest of the independent telcos, is looking into a potential sale or merger, but that its progress toward doing so has stalled in recent days with

J.D. Power: FIOS, U-verse lead TV rankings

The CFI Group's customer satisfaction survey released earlier this week showed an edge for telcos in the competition with cable TV companies to sell consumers bundled services. Very few of the 1,200

FairPoint eyes broadband expansion, WiMAX

Independent telco FairPoint Communications, which is still in the process of taking over the former Verizon Communications network properties it acquired earlier this year, announced that it will