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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Q1 earnings: Verizon reports tomorrow, but T-Mobile expected to dominate

First-quarter earnings season is upon us, and Verizon will be the first major U.S. carrier to post results tomorrow morning. And there will be no shortage of compelling storylines as the tier-ones announce their first-quarter performances: Analysts expect T-Mobile to continue to enjoy its impressive momentum, while Verizon and AT&T may see increased profit margins but smaller subscriber bases as they increasingly focus on more lucrative customers. Meanwhile, Sprint faces pressure to follow up its latest quarter, which was surprisingly solid.

AT&T reiterates stance for FCC to eliminate non-discrimination requirements on the U.S.-Cuba route

AT&T has reiterated its argument that the FCC should remove the existing nondiscrimination requirements that apply to facilities-based IMTS traffic arrangements on the U.S.-Cuba route.

Survey: 42% of T-Mobile's Q1 new phone activations switched from rivals

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners added its voice to the choir of industry onlookers predicting a big first quarter for T-Mobile.

Verizon FiOS customers unfazed by replacement installers, but activation time remains a concern

Verizon FiOS customers who signed up for service right before the telco's wireline workforce went on strike aren't worried that substitute workers are going to install their service, but rather that they'll get connected on time.

U.S. carriers mum on 60 Minutes report on vulnerability in SS7

CBS's 60 Minutes created something of a stir over the weekend when it reported on a vulnerability in the worldwide mobile exchange system that continues to allow hackers to access others' wireless data using nothing but a phone number. But if U.S. operators are terrified about any dangers the flaw may represent to their customers, they don't seem to be showing it.

Tracking the Verizon wireline union strike

When Verizon wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) could not come to an agreement over various issues related to health care and pensions, they went on strike at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13.

Verizon and Hearst agree to acquire Complex Media, an online publisher that targets young males

Verizon and Hearst are expanding further into digital content and advertising with the joint acquisition of Complex Media, an online publisher that targets young males.

Verizon urges FCC not to adopt opt-in requirements for ISPs

Verizon met with FCC officials last week to urge them not to adopt rules that would require broadband providers to obtain their customers' permission before using consumer data to send targeted ads.

CenturyLink, Frontier: FCC should not re-impose price regulations on special access services

CenturyLink and Frontier have joined forces to petition the FCC over the ongoing special access regulation issue, arguing that the FCC should not re-impose new regulations on wholesale services ILECs provide to CLECs.

Cogent could deliver double digit Q1 2016 revenue as lower-cost Ethernet services grow, says BTIG

Cogent Communications may have faced a number of challenges in recent years, but BTIG Research has forecast that wholesale services and business services could drive double digit revenue growth in the first quarter of 2016, marking the first time it has done so since the second quarter of 2014.