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 decries Wheeler's special access proposal, says it will inhibit broadband investment

AT&T has wasted no time responding to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's call to revamp the way special access data services are regulated, arguing that new rules will stifle investment.

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Verizon's CWA, IBEW wireline workers may strike on Wednesday

Verizon wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have threatened to go on strike Wednesday if the two sides can't come to an agreement.

Sprint says ILEC control over special access cost U.S. economy $150B over five years

Charles McKee, VP of government affairs for federal and state regulatory at Sprint (NYSE: S), said that incumbent local exchange carriers' control over special access connections has "cost...

Evercore: Verizon, AT&T to post slowing growth in latest quarter while T-Mobile continues to roll

Verizon and AT&T will likely report slowing growth during the first quarter, according to analysts at Evercore ISI, while Sprint's creative accounting will help the beleaguered carrier avoid bankruptcy for at least the next few months. And T-Mobile will probably post even larger subscriber gains that it had predicted.

Verizon counters Sprint/Amazon, T-Mobile/MLB deals with free HBO Now, with 'Game of Thrones'

Verizon today announced that new or upgrading customers will be eligible to receive three free months of HBO Now service-- a noteworthy offer considering the 6th season of HBO's popular Game of Thrones series is schedule to start later this month. Verizon's new promotion also stands as a counter to similar content offerings from T-Mobile US for MLB.TV Premium access and Sprint for Amazon Prime access.

Verizon reportedly set to bid on Yahoo, AT&T to sit out

Verizon is reportedly set to bid on Yahoo's Internet business next week, while Google is still mulling an offer and AT&T is set to sit out.

NCTA, ACA take down Verizon-INCOMPAS special access proposal

The cable industry's top lobbying orgs sharply criticized a proposal announced by Verizon and INCOMPAS to regulate special access services.

Verizon, Incompas call truce in special access regulation war

Verizon and Incompas have developed a proposal to regulate special access services, signaling that at least one large ILEC wants to come to an agreement following a decade long debate.