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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Fox's Rice: We won't join ESPN in suing Verizon over skinny bundles

Twenty-First Century Fox will not join the Walt Disney Company and its ESPN division in suing Verizon over its skinny FiOS video bundles.

Despite Verizon's FiOS, wireline investments in Massachusetts, Boston still can't get FTTH

Verizon may have made continual progress in enhancing its wireline network in Massachusetts by investing more than $331 million in the state last year, but major cities like Boston still can't get its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service.

AT&T says common interconnection standards will drive new Ethernet growth

AT&T may be the largest Ethernet provider in the U.S., but to fulfill the requirements of large multi-national corporation customers (MNCs) that reside outside of its wireline territory, it would like to have a standard method to establish Ethernet interconnection with other providers.

Verizon's SDN strategy will migrate aging wireline platforms to software

Verizon is implementing software-defined networking throughout its networks to improve service timelines.  For the company's wireline network, the initial focus will be on migrating legacy elements and functions onto software-based platforms.

CBS Sports (voluntarily) joins Verizon Custom TV lineup

On the same day ESPN filed suit over Verizon's new program bundling strategy, CBS has willingly signed on for it. CBS Sports Network will now be part of the "Sports Channel Pack" component of Verizon's new "Custom TV" bundle, a controversial new FiOS service added April 17.

Verizon beefs up existing FTTH, wireline investments in Northeast

Verizon continued to expand and enhance its wireline and FiOS services in Northeast cities and towns throughout 2014, but the telco has not indicated if it would make fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) investments in any other regions.

ESPN sues Verizon over 'Custom HD' bundle

ESPN is suing Verizon over the pay-TV company's new network bundling product, "Custom HD." In a suit filed Monday in New York Supreme Court, the Disney-owned channel says it's seeking to stop Verizon from "unfairly depriving" it of "the benefits of its bargain."

AT&T, Verizon, Windstream join MEF to advance Ethernet interconnection

AT&T, Verizon and Windstream are among a group of Tier 1 service providers that are joining the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) to drive the next phase of the organization's Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) project to develop common guidelines service providers can use to interconnect their Ethernet networks when pursuing out-of-territory opportunities.

Disney blocks commercials for Verizon skinny bundles

TV and radio stations owned by the Walt Disney Company and 21 st Century Fox are refusing to run commercials in New York promoting Verizon's new "Custom HD" pay-TV program bundle system, the wireless giant says.

Verizon, Level 3 make nice with interconnection agreement

Verizon and Level 3 have agreed to make nice. The two potentially contentious telecom players have entered into a long-term bilateral interconnection agreement to ensure "that customers on the two networks can continue to exchange data in an effective and efficient matter," said a Verizon blog post by Libby Jacobson, director of digital communications.