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 on hold as Yahoo reportedly plans to lay out strategic vision

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo declined to say whether the company is considering a purchase of Yahoo, noting that "You can't talk about something that's not up for sale," according to a Reuters article.

Analysts question Verizon's prospects following positive earnings

Analysts generally agree that Verizon's latest earnings report demonstrates another solid quarter. But there's little consensus about how bright the future is for the nation's largest carrier.

Verizon invests over $1.8B in New York state network, scales FiOS to 4M homes

Verizon told the New York Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions in a hearing this week that it invested over $1.8 billion in the state's wireline and wireless networks in 2014, refuting criticism that it has not lived up to its buildout commitments.

Consumer coalition asks for stricter broadband privacy rules

A coalition of 60 consumer groups have asked the FCC to adopt rules that require large ISPs to protect personal data collected and shared without their consent.

Verizon notches 1.52M net adds in Q4, vows to be first to deploy 5G

Verizon more than held its own during a brutally competitive fourth quarter in the wireless market, posting 1.52 million net adds and a churn of just 0.96 percent. And it vowed to be the first carrier to deploy 5G in the United States.

Verizon's Shammo says company may sell data center business

Verizon's chief financial officer confirmed during a fourth quarter earnings call that the telco is looking at options for its data center business "to see if the asset is more valuable inside or outside of the portfolio."

Verizon makes 50 Mbps its default FiOS speed, but overall growth dips to 99K

Verizon is now offering 50 Mbps as its default speed tier at a time when overall new subscriber growth is leveling off as it penetrates its existing markets.

Verizon's CFO: Custom TV will 'refresh' to comply with programming contracts

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said his company will make changes to its FiOS Custom TV product, which granularly controls which programming networks customers receive in their video service. "We're going to refresh it so that we're in compliance with our contractual relationships [with programmers]," Shammo told investors during Verizon's fourth-quarter earnings call.