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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Frontier taps Potts to lead nine-state national region

Frontier Communications has named Becky B. Potts as its new president for the telco's national region, overseeing operations in multiple states in the Midwest, Southeast and Western states.

Verizon FiOS 75 Mbps Quantum adoption rises amidst Q1 wireline revenue decline

Verizon is seeing more of its FiOS customers adopt its symmetrical 75 Mbps Quantum speed tier, a factor that's helped the telco offset an overall decline in first-quarter 2015 wireline revenue.

Verizon's Shammo: We believe our 'existing contracts' allow skinny bundles

Verizon says it doesn't need the permission of programmers to implement its new "Custom HD" bundling strategy for its pay-TV service. "We believe we're able to offer these packages under our existing contracts," said Fran Shammo, executive VP and CFO of Verizon, when asked during Tuesday's first-quarter earnings call whether his company had discussed the strategy with programmers prior to deploying it.

Disney/ESPN says it didn't consent to Verizon plan to break up bundles

ESPN is pushing back on Verizon's new strategy to create smaller, more customized programming bundles for its FiOS pay-TV service.

Verizon FiOS will debut skinny bundle that rivals Sling TV

Verizon's FiOS will introduce a flexible, customized pay-TV bundling service, not too different from that of Dish's recently launched Sling TV.

Analysts: Verizon's prospects for winning FirstNet project increasing

In a report reviewing American Tower's prospects for improving its tower business, analysts at Macquarie Research say they are increasingly of the view that Verizon could win the FirstNet public-safety-network project.

Verizon adds college-sports programming to upcoming mobile video service

Continuing to flesh out a video-programming service aimed squarely at younger consumers and their smartphones, Verizon has announced content deals with ESPN, CBS Sports and several other college-sports-focused platforms.

Cogent, Level 3 threaten to file net neutrality complaints over unfair telco, cable interconnection practices

Cogent and Level 3 Communications could be kicking off the initial disputes to the FCC's new net neutrality rules with a focus on how incumbent telcos and cable operators like Verizon and Comcast are degrading Internet traffic that goes to consumers' homes.

CenturyLink faces $16M FCC fine for multi-state 911 outage

CenturyLink is going to have to pony up $16 million to pay an FCC fine for a 911 outage that affected multiple states in its territory.

Vendor, operator moves signal change for small cells in 2015

For the past three years,  FierceWireless  contributor Joe Madden has been saying that 2015 will be "the year" when you will see small cells ramp up. Indeed, several things are happening to support that theory.