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's XO deal raises more concerns around number portability, backhaul and spectrum hoarding

Public interest groups and the nation's smaller wireless carriers are voicing a number of concerns about Verizon's $1.8 billion proposed acquisition of XO Communications' fiber business and its related deal to lease XO's LMDS spectrum (under XO's Nextlink brand) in the 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands. Specifically, Public Knowledge, the Competitive Carriers association and others are urging the FCC to carefully evaluate the transaction and its possible effects on Verizon's competitors and the overall telecommunications marketplace.

Verizon, CWA, IBEW to reignite labor contract negotiations

Verizon and representatives of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) representing nearly 40,000 wireline workers in the Northeast have agreed to come to the negotiating table again.

Verizon's XO purchase will stifle EoC choices, say Windstream and Transbeam

Verizon's proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications' fiber assets has come under fire from Windstream and Transbeam, which say it could cut off a major alternative source for Ethernet over Copper access.

Verizon 'One Talk' trademark hints at mobile, landline unification

Verizon filed a trademark application for a "One Talk" service that will provide "a unified system of integrated fixed and mobile voice services where landline and mobile communications devices can take the same calls, use the same telephone numbers and share the same calling features such as voice and text messaging," according to the company's filing.

Frontier lays out action plan to alleviate Florida customer pains

Frontier Communications has put together an action plan to remedy service issues in Florida that appeared following its acquisition and cutover of Verizon's wireline properties in the state.

New York may have to fork over $170M in CAF-II funds to other states

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said that New York state may need to give back over $170 million in CAF-II funding to the FCC, which would allocate the returned funds to other states.

As prepaid customers flee, Verizon doubles prepaid data allotments, up to 6 GB for $60/month

Verizon today said it will double the amount of data available on some of its prepaid plans, and will also offer unlimited calling to Mexico and Canada. The actions come just a few weeks after the operator reported another quarter of prepaid customer losses.

The top 12 wireline providers in Q1 2016: Sizing up AT&T, Lumos Networks, and more

If there were two themes to describe the first quarter of 2016 for the top 12 wireline service providers it would be transition and transformation. With the earnings season now complete, FierceTelecom is taking a look at the results of these influential incumbents and how they are taking charge of changing times, by trying new technology strategies and realigning asset portfolios.

Verizon, Boost and Virgin continue to defer support for Apple's iOS Wi-Fi calling technologies

Verizon currently does not support Apple's Wi-Fi calling technology that allows users to make and receive Wi-Fi calls on other iCloud-connected devices like iPads and the Apple Watch. And Sprint's Boost and Virgin prepaid brands still don't support any of the Wi-Fi calling technology Apple introduced two years ago through its iOS 8 operating system.

Verizon: Strike among wireline workers isn't affecting 5G tests, wireless network

Verizon said its ongoing tests of 5G network technology have been unaffected by the ongoing strike of roughly 40,000 of its unionized employees, who mainly work on the carrier's wireline network.