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 invests $40M to install solar power systems at eight facilities

Verizon is doubling its investment in renewable solar power with plans to invest about $40 million in the on-site green energy program it debuted last year.

SEC Network secures last major carriage deal, Verizon FiOS

The Walt Disney Company has reached an agreement with Verizon to carry the SEC Network, according to the Sports Business Daily, citing sources close to the negotiations.

Comcast Business threatens Verizon by expanding Ethernet, fiber presence in 10 New York communities

Comcast Business is posing a new threat to local incumbent telco Verizon, announcing that it is now offering its Ethernet services suite throughout 10 New York communities in Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester counties.

Rumor Mill: Verizon Wireless' MVNOs to get LTE in Q3

Verizon Wireless appears to be preparing to give its MVNOs access to its LTE network, according to people familiar with the matter. Verizon's MVNOs, including TracFone Wireless' Page Plus Cellular and Selectel Wireless, currently are only able to connect to Verizon's CDMA 3G network.

Netflix adds Time Warner Cable to its pay-for-faster-play list

Now there are four major ISPs being paid by Netflix to speed its over-the-top streaming video to subscribers. Time Warner Cable has signed an interconnection agreement with the SVOD service, similar to Netflix's earlier deals with AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.

3G/4G wireless network latency: How did Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile compare in July 2014?

Sprint continued to post the highest latency speeds in LTE transmissions. However, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US posted latency results relatively close to those from Sprint.

Syracuse wants to bypass Verizon, TWC with its own fiber broadband network

Syracuse, N.Y., is tired of waiting for its two local service providers Verizon and Time Warner Cable to give it better broadband service so Mayor Stephanie Miner is investigating how the city could build its own fiber-based broadband network.

Report: Verizon will deliver cable TV over 4G LTE

Verizon is reportedly planning to use its 4G LTE mobile wireless network to deliver cable TV programming within a year.

FCC's Wheeler again knocks Verizon's unlimited-LTE data-throttling policy

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that just because other wireless carriers also throttle customers' data speeds does not mean that Verizon Wireless is in the clear in doing so for some of its customers on legacy unlimited data plans. He said he is concerned that such plans have commercial motives and indicated that the FCC has asked all Tier 1 carriers about their throttling practices.

Wireless Q2 earnings: how Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and TracFone stacked up

The second quarter earnings season for wireless has come to a close, so now it's time to see how the nation's top wireless carriers stacked up against each other in terms of key metrics.