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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AT&T, Verizon say broadband data caps are helpful, not harmful

AT&T and Verizon not only think that 4 Mbps is a sufficient definition for broadband, but they have told the FCC that the regulator should not look at data caps when defining whether an Internet service should be qualified as a broadband service.

Verizon adds Amazon Web Services to its third-party cloud partner list

Verizon is enhancing the cloud experience for its business customers by adding Amazon Web Services (AWS) to the list of third-party cloud providers via its Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service.

Report: Verizon hires financial advisers to explore tower sale, could raise $6B

Verizon Communications has hired TAP Advisors LLC to look into a sale of network assets including its cell towers, according to a  Reuters  report.

Verizon extends symmetrical FiOS speeds to small businesses

Verizon is giving its small to medium business (SMB) customers access to the symmetrical FiOS speed tiers it launched in July via its SpeedMatch program.

Verizon devotes $13M to solar projects in New Jersey

Verizon has made more progress with its on-site green energy program, announcing that it will invest over $13 million to expand three of its locations in New Jersey.

Verizon, Cincinnati Bell's broadband service suites take charge of their wireline portfolios

Cable may enjoy the overall lead in the U.S. broadband race, but it's clear that telcos like Verizon and Cincinnati Bell are finding that consumers' desire for high bandwidth is outpacing the desire for linear television services.

Analyst: Verizon could sell as many as 12,500 cell towers

Verizon Communications was opened up to the possibility of selling its wireless towers because of AT&T's agreement last year to sell and lease 9,700 of its cell towers to Crown Castle in a $4.85 billion deal, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo. Financial analysts think that Verizon has around 12,500 to 15,000 towers and could be looking to sell a substantial portion of those.

Verizon's Shammo: Economic uncertainty is delaying new enterprise service deals

Verizon may have the right next-gen business service tools in place, but the near-term reality of legacy declines and an uncertain economic environment is dampening overall enterprise revenue growth.

Netflix peering dispute with Verizon, Comcast intentional, pundit says

Subscription video on demand provider Netflix may have intentionally caused slowdowns of its own video stream during its well-publicized disputes with Verizon and Comcast, the director of a conservative technology organization said.

Leading German telcos face NSA, GCHQ spy probe

German authorities are preparing a far-reaching probe into claims U.S. and UK intelligence agencies have free and easy access to telecoms data from major operators including Deutsche Telekom.