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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OnCue's Huggers leaves Verizon after five months

Erik Huggers, the top executive at OTT cloud initiative OnCue, is leaving the company just five months after Intel sold it to Verizon.

Verizon says migrating customers to fiber will provide a better phone service experience

Verizon is wasting no time firing back at critics who say its plan to retire copper facilities in Ocean View, Va., and Belle Harbor, N.Y., is going to cause harm to consumers.

Verizon expands 12-tuner Quantum TV tier to Maryland, Virginia and D.C.

Now, 2.6 million residents and businesses spread across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. will be able to record 12 TV shows simultaneously. Verizon announced this week that it has expanded the rollout of its FiOS Quantum TV service to subscribers in these areas, building on a launch that began April 1 in North Texas and Harrisburg, Penn.

Google says its Fiber ISP service won't make paid peering deals

With Internet service providers including Comcast and Verizon currently kicking up controversy for charging high-traffic generating video programmers for special access to their networks, Google took the opportunity Wednesday to strategically position its nascent Google Fiber ISP service.

Verizon broadens aim on healthcare industry by expanding its HIPAA-enabled data center services

Verizon is bringing its Healthcare Enabled Services to five additional data centers as a way to help the healthcare industry meet the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements for safeguarding electronic protected health information.

Verizon to work with Ericsson, Samsung, MobiTV and others in Indy race LTE Multicast test

Verizon Wireless said it will conduct the first commercial test of what it calls LTE Multicast technology with a live broadcast of this Sunday's IndyCar Series race. The broadcast will incorporate video of the race as well as in-car footage and footage from cameras installed around the track. Verizon also named some of its LTE Multicast technology vendors including Ericsson, Samsung and MobiTV.

AT&T passed on Dish deal because of regulatory concerns, but Dish could still team with Sprint or T-Mobile (or both)

Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, AT&T CFO John Stephens said the carrier considered a purchase of Dish Network's spectrum holdings, but ultimately decided against making a move over concerns that regulators at the FCC and Department of Justice might squash the deal.

Verizon plans nationwide VoLTE launch this year with 'robust' smartphone lineup, video calling

Verizon Wireless reiterated its plans to launch VoLTE sometime this year, and said that when it launches the service the carrier will offer a "robust line" of VoLTE-capable smartphones and video calling services. Verizon's announcement likely is an effort to counter rival AT&T Mobility's own VoLTE launch, scheduled for Friday in a handful of markets on one phone.

Sprint sues over claims of improper wireless call billing

Sprint has filed a lawsuit against two FairPoint subsidiaries, Verizon and Windstream over claims that they are improperly billing for switched-access charges on wireless calls, reports  Channel Partners.

Verizon's McAdam: Gap between broadband, linear video subscriber adds is widening

Verizon may still be one of the largest telco TV players, but the telco is seeing that in the markets where it offers its FiOS services, wireline broadband is becoming the dominant product.