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 exec embraces SDN and NFV, but warns of their impact

The trend toward Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is one of the major networking transformations sweeping operators around the globe, but one Verizon executive warned that the carrier needs to think through how SDN and NFV will impact its actual operations.

Rayburn: Netflix's ISP complaints may just be hot air

Netflix's continuing assertions that ISPs such as Verizon and Comcast are to blame for poor streaming performance aren't passing the smell test for at least one analyst.

The perils of Netflix

Netflix is sitting on top of the online video hill right now, but a host of challengers threaten to knock it off. From growing competition to bandwidth pressures to disgruntled shareholders looking for a leadership change, the path ahead holds many dangers.

Verizon's FiOS speed ranking slips on Netflix's monthly ISP index

Despite having established a new peering deal with Verizon, Netflix revealed that the telco's average streaming speeds actually dropped, reports  FierceOnlineVideo.

Verizon FiOS speed drops in Netflix ISP index, despite peering deal

What's the deal, Verizon? Most observers--and Netflix, surely--expected that the SVOD provider's streaming performance over Verizon's FiOS network would improve, now that Netflix is paying Verizon for preferred bandwidth. But the carrier's average streaming speeds instead dropped two places in Netflix's monthly speed index.

Verizon blames Hurricane Sandy, other issues for not completing NYC FiOS build out on time

Verizon may see New York City as one of its key growth markets for FiOS, but it looks like it won't meet its June 30, 2014 deadline to fulfill its promise of building out its fiber to the premises (FTTP) network throughout the entire city.

Verizon ramps up Netflix tiff with cease and desist letter

Verizon upped the stakes of its broadband battle with Netflix beyond funny error messages and silly corporate blog posts Thursday. The telco giant and ISP sent a cease and desist letter to the subscription video-on-demand provider, telling it to stop displaying messages on the buffering screens of its subscribers, telling them their sluggish streaming performance is the result of congestion on Verizon's network.

Verizon calls Netflix customer ISP messages 'misleading PR stunt'

One day after onscreen messages started appearing on Netflix users' display screens blaming their current buffering delays on their ISP, Verizon--in what is becoming an all-to-familiar refrain--struck back on its company blog.

FairPoint serves up 100 Mbps fiber-based broadband service in southern New Hampshire

FairPoint has upgraded its last mile network in eight southern New Hampshire communities to extend 100 Mbps speeds to more than 58,000 subscribers that qualify for the fiber to the home (FTTH) service. FairPoint assumed ownership of the network when it purchased Verizon's New England lines in 2008.

Verizon imposes $1 fee on FiOS voice customers

Verizon's FiOS customers are being greeted with yet another fee as the telco has added a $1 charge to its FiOS voice bills.