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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Evercore: Extended upgrade cycles, slowing subscriber growth likely plagued carriers in 2Q

U.S. carriers likely suffered through light handset upgrade sales and ever-slowing subscriber growth during the second quarter, analysts at Evercore ISI predicted.

The top 5 wireless ads: AT&T narrowly beats out Sprint to retain lead in TV spending

FierceWireless has partnered with TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv to bring you a monthly snapshot of the wireless industry's advertising spending and digital engagement. The results are for the top five biggest spenders among wireless industry brands in June.

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint gear up for national conventions in red-hot election

It's election season, and as the two leading candidates gear up for their parties' respective national conventions, wireless providers including AT&T and Verizon are prepping for two events that are suddenly much more high-profile than they may have anticipated several months ago.

Verizon: We'll grandfather in XO's Ethernet over Copper services... probably

Current XO Communications business services customers that want to continue using its Ethernet over Copper services after Verizon takes over the company's assets may be able to do so-- depending on several factors. That's according to a Verizon filing with the FCC that addresses how it will deal with legacy infrastructure following the acquisition.

Verizon hires former YouTube and Vessel exec Kirkbride to lead Go90 content

Verizon has hired former YouTube and Vessel executive Ivana Kirkbride as chief content officer for its mobile video platform Go90.

RNC, DNC represent big opportunities for operators to strut their stuff

In our  latest  FierceWirelessTech  feature, we take a look at what major U.S. wireless operators are doing to enhance coverage and capacity for this month's Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia.

Verizon hires former YouTube exec for Go90

Verizon hired a former YouTube executive to oversee content for Go90, its OTT mobile video offering targeted at millennials.

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mo and Sprint boost capacity, coverage for Republican, Democratic conventions

All four of the U.S. nationwide wireless carriers say they've made the necessary preparations to handle the spike in traffic that will happen when delegates convene for the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland July 18-21 and the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia July 25-28. Each city is expected to play host to about 50,000 attendees.

Verizon claims first in completing 5G radio specification

True to form, Verizon announced today the completion of its 5G radio specification, saying it's the first U.S. carrier to do so.

Verizon sets West Roxbury as Boston's first FiOS neighborhood

Verizon has named West Roxbury as the first destination for its FiOS FTTH buildout plan in Boston, following the results of the telco's campaign for residents to pre-register for service. Beginning in September, Verizon will start building out network facilities in the northwest section of the community, and the first customer will be connected at the end of the year.