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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CWA complains TDM-to-IP streamlining rules don't ensure broadband internet access

The Communications Workers of America union, which represents wireline employees for telcos including AT&T and Verizon, gave mixed reviews to the FCC's newly adopted Tech Transitions Order, which includes action to streamline telecom providers' requests to discontinue legacy voice services.

Verizon: 95% more customers signed up for new plans than first week of Share Everything availability

Verizon said that its new pricing plans, introduced last week, are more popular among new and existing customers than either the "Verizon Plan" it introduced in 2015 or the "Share Everything" plan Verizon introduced in 2012. Specifically, the carrier said that nearly 95 percent more customers signed up to be on the new Verizon plans during the past week than during the first week of availability of Share Everything in 2012. Verizon added that customers during the past week brought more than double the amount of lines than they did on Share Everything during that plan's first week of availability.

Comcast moves hint at new focus on mobile

It looks as though Comcast is getting more serious about establishing itself in the mobile biz, confirming a series of executive moves, including the promotion of Greg Butz to head up a new Comcast Mobile division.

AT&T has 'highest exposure of any player' in FCC's special access debate, Wells Fargo says

As the FCC continues to debate the business data services (BDS) market, analysts at Wells Fargo warned that AT&T could be significantly affected if the agency eventually decides to cut special access rates.

Comcast confirms creation of new mobile division

Comcast has confirmed a series of executive moves, including a promotion for Greg Butz, executive vice president of sales and marketing, who will now head up a new Comcast Mobile division.

Verizon to shut down 2G CDMA 1X network by the end of 2019

Verizon confirmed to FierceWireless that it is currently planning to shut down its CDMA 1X network by Dec. 31, 2019. However, the carrier said it would work with its current CDMA 1X customers and would consider operating its CDMA 1X network into 2020 if those customers need more time to move onto Verizon's LTE network.

T-Mobile hammers Verizon's new plans, proclaims U.S. wireless market competitive

T-Mobile killed two birds with one stone this week in an FCC filing that hammered Verizon's new price plans as it said competition in the U.S. wireless market is thriving.

Verizon challenging 'burdensome and unusual' Oregon county cell siting rules

Verizon could soon challenge cell siting rules in Lane County, Oregon, which the carrier's legal representation called "burdensome and unusual."

Verizon's CIO warns of 'mind-numbing complexity' in move to virtualized network

Verizon's CIO Radhika Venkatraman said the carrier doesn't plan to hire thousands of additional workers to virtualize its network functions. Instead, Venkatraman said Verizon is hoping to work with its suppliers on the transition – as long as those suppliers can make the move simple and cheap.

T-Mobile responds to Verizon by offering free Samsung Galaxy On5, J7 to families

T-Mobile is tethering the cost of a new handset with service for new and existing customers of its Simple Choice plans in a counter-punch to the plans Verizon unveiled last week.