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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Earnings preview: Verizon seen doing well; ALU to miss guidance

Verizon will release its second-quarter earnings results July 19 and, according to Wall Street analysts, should meet expectations. But Alcatel-Lucent, based on statements made this week, may not do so well.

Report calls AT&T, Verizon top U.S. 'investment heroes'

AT&T and Verizon finished one-two atop a list of "Investment Heroes" compiled by economist Diana Carew and chief economist Michael Mandel for the Progressive Policy Institute, an independent research institution.

AT&T, IBEW agree on 1-year contract extension, CWA negotiations ongoing

AT&T has solved at least a portion of its ongoing labor negotiations problem by agreeing to a one-year labor contract extension for about 7,000 workers. The one-year extension—until June 22, 2013—covers the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and changed nothing in the current contract, AT&T said in a story reported by Reuters.

HLR-driven outages causing network headaches

Recent mobile service interruptions might be a sign of things to come as networks succumb to traffic overloads that disrupt signaling, or they might just reflect the intricacies that can sometimes trip up network engineers conducting network tweaks and upgrades. More likely, the outages could be a due to a combination of both issues.

Verizon's shared-data plans forecast to drive device adoption

Verizon Wireless' new shared-data plans received a thumbs-up from Fitch Ratings, which said the billing packages will "encourage additional uptake of multiple data devices."

WSJ: FCC likely to approve Verizon's $3.9B spectrum deal, with conditions

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is preparing to recommend the FCC approve Verizon Wireless' $3.9 billion deal to acquire AWS spectrum from SpectrumCo (a joint venture of cable companies Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks) and Cox Communications, according to a report in the  Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed people familiar with the matter. 

Poll: Should the DoJ approve Verizon's tie-up with cable?

According to the reports, the DoJ is concerned that Verizon's cable deals will tamper competition in the market, largely due to the resale agreements and technology develepment plans between Verizon and the cable companies. Are the DoJ's concerns valid or not? Poll

FCC to release Measuring Broadband America report

The FCC said Thursday that it will release a report that will detail the broadband speeds offered by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Cablevision, CenturyLink, Frontier, and other broadband ISPs on July 19.

History expands t-commerce play with Delivery Agent, lets subs bid on 'Picked Off' items

History Channel said it will let subscribers bid on antiques featured in its new Picked Off series through an agreement it has with t-commerce technology vendor Delivery Agent.

Verizon-Intrado 911 texting service gets just 1 SMS

A recent FCC filing by the emergency communications director for the city of Durham, N.C., has helped shed additional light on the demand for a text-to-911 service. Durham--which launched an SMS-capable 911 service in August 2011 with Verizon Wireless and Intrado--has received only one SMS to its 911 call center.