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 proposes three-year agreement for 38,000 union workers

Verizon has proposed a new three-year contract with 38,000 union wireline employees represented by the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers it says will offer wage increases during the period.

The 10 highest paid CEOs in wireline in 2014

The nation's top telcos have all reported their CEO salaries to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and FierceTelecom has collected all the data in one place. Here are the salary and compensation rates of the top 10 highest paid CEOs in the wireline industry.

Verizon union negotiations begin amidst charges of failing on copper, FiOS commitments

Verizon has begun negotiations on a new contract for union workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) amidst claims the telco is not meeting its FiOS and copper network repair obligations.

Nothing's over! Cablevision merely combining false ad suits against Verizon, not dropping claims

Denying a report that it was dropping a false-advertising complaint against its fiercest rival, Verizon, Cablevision said it is merely combining the action with a previously filed lawsuit in another court.

Cablevision consolidates lawsuits against Verizon over false FiOS advertising claims

Cablevision is not giving up on challenging Verizon's claims that its FiOS network is 100 percent fiber-based, so it is combining its claims into one larger suit.

NYC report says Verizon came up short on FiOS deployment promises

A New York City audit has found that Verizon failed to deliver on its promise of delivering FiOS TV and broadband services to anyone in the area who wanted it by 2014.

Analyst: Level 3 and Cogent will benefit from net neutrality rules thanks to peering deals

Level 3 and Cogent Communications are scoring peering deals thanks to the enactment of the FCC's Open Internet Order, which went into effect on Friday, June 12, according to Wells Fargo Securities Senior Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche. And those peering deals will likely have a positive impact on both companies' bottom lines.

New York City audit says Verizon failed to deliver on FiOS promise

An audit conducted by New York City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications has found that Verizon Communications failed to deliver on its promise to provide fiber-optic service for television and broadband to anyone who wants them by 2014.

Verizon's Shammo: We're not buying Dish Network

Verizon Communications has no interest in buying Dish Network, according to Verizon CFO Fran Shammo.

Brannon: Skinny bundles offer hope for pay-TV, but Disney-Verizon suit remains pivotal to the strategy

Pay TV operators have become savvier in recent years, acknowledging that consumer desire for lower priced packages can be a route back into the living room for some customers. So far, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Dish Network, DirecTV, Cox and Verizon have all offered some form of skinny bundle in order to entice customers back to video products.