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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Charter CEO: Now that we own TWC, we can use Verizon MVNO deal to offer nationwide wireless

Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge said his company can now potentially offer a nationwide wireless service because its Time Warner Cable acquisition gives it access to the same Verizon MVNO agreement as Comcast.

Verizon's Shammo: Our Boston FiOS build was driven by LTE needs

Verizon's recent announcement to bring FiOS to Boston -- one of the cities that was initially left out of its initial build target-- was driven by a desire to fulfill its wireless LTE and business service desires, its top financial executive said.

Verizon's Shammo: EIP take rate 'not getting there,' stuck at around 68%, below expectations

U.S. carriers are increasingly moving away from two-year contracts and subsidized handsets in favor of equipment installment plans and leased devices. But in Verizon's case, at least, customers aren't always following.

Verizon seeks to drive enterprise side of LTE-B

Much of the talk around LTE-B has been around its mobile video applications. Both Verizon and AT&T demonstrated as much during sporting events. But Verizon, which recently recruited a team of like-minded operators to rally for support of LTE-B in mid- and top-tier devices, sees a lot more applications for the technology.

Wells Fargo analysts: Don't forget the wildcard that is FirstNet

Analysts at Well Fargo Securities are reminding investors that the winner of the FirstNet contract will get access to 20 MHz of nationwide 700 MHz spectrum in the upper D block – representing one of the last ways for carriers to get access to new spectrum outside the secondary market.

CableLabs on LTE-U test process: 'This is not something you want to rush'

BOSTON-- A top executive from CableLabs said that the Wi-Fi Alliance's efforts to create a testing process for LTE-U technology is not moving too slowly, as executives from T-Mobile US and Qualcomm have argued.

Verizon, CWA, IBEW unions invite federal mediator to contract negotiations

Verizon and the wireline workers represented by the CWA and IBEW unions that came back to the negotiating table yesterday have sought the assistance of a federal mediator to sort out issues.

Verizon's LTE-Broadcast shifts online video closer to the Internet of Things

One of the technologies that Verizon's go90 streaming service is helping to develop is LTE-Broadcast, with the aim of making it supported in every mid- and top-tier device by 2017. Mobile video has provided a highly visible way to demonstrate the possibilities for LTE-B.

Sprint, Windstream find EoC fits where fiber installations aren't economically feasible

Sprint and Windstream may be ramping up their presence in the Ethernet services race, but to get the necessary scale these service providers can't justify building out fiber to every business location they serve.

BBC online revamp exemplifies Facebook, other social media's influence on programming

BOSTON-- Media companies exhibiting here at INTX chatted throughout the week about the need to tailor their content to fit the different sizes of screens and the various platforms, like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, that viewers use. And beyond the event, at least one media company is paring back older initiatives to fund more social media-savvy ones: BBC.