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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Committee approves Verizon FiOS Philadelphia franchise agreement

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About a year ago, there was a fair bit of whining from telecom network operators that the federal government Networx communications upgrade program was not producing contracts at a fast enough pace.

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SLIDESHOW- 2009 State of the Net event, Washington D.C.

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Verizon: No seven-year voice itch to scratch

Verizon said reports that it would migrate its voice services to all-VoIP within seven years are incorrect. The company said the comments of the Verizon executive quoted in a Bloomberg News story

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FairPoint-Verizon network cutover proceeds

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Report: Verizon closer to AT&T affront

There are new rumblings that Verizon Communications will go head-to-head against AT&T in North Texas as some industry observers have been predicting. Light Reading has a story claiming Verizon

Possible DTV delay exposes divide

The two biggest telco TV providers in the U.S. seem to be split on whether or not the federally mandated Feb. 17 digital TV transition should be delayed, as President-elect Barack Obama suggested.

AT&T gets hockey, Verizon gets CBS

In separate announcements today, AT&T revealed it would carry NHL Network and NHL Network HD on U-verse TV, while Verizon and CBS signed "comprehensive" program carriage agreements covering FiOS