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 CEO hints at Q3 wireless subscriber growth, possible sale of towers

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said the carrier's wireless postpaid retail net additions have grown 40 percent so far during the third quarter when compared with last year's period, when the company posted 927,000 additions. However, he said the carrier's margins will be pressured in the third quarter due to surprisingly sluggish sales of Verizon's handset upgrade program, called Edge.

Verizon's McAdam: We set a high bar for further FiOS expansions

Verizon Communications is holding fast to its thesis that while it is on track to complete the buildout of FiOS to about 21 million premises, it will need a compelling reason to expand into new markets.

Verizon extends FiOS network to Newark's 60 Park Place building

Verizon may have hung up on extending its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) FiOS service into new areas, but its recent move to wire 60 Park Place in Newark, N.J., shows that it is still keen on bringing the service to more users in its existing markets.

Verizon, AT&T improve ranking on Netflix's broadband speed index

Verizon has enhanced its profile on Netflix's speed chart, rising two spots on the video provider's August Speed Index, to 2.41 Mbps, reports  FierceOnlineVideo. However, AT&T, which signed an interconnection agreement with Netflix in May, saw the largest gain.

Netflix, Mozilla, others protest FCC net neutrality proposal with Internet Slowdown Day

Netflix, Mozilla and a group of consumer advocates are showing their frustration over the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules, which could include the creation of Internet fast lanes, by holding Internet Slowdown Day.

Feud over? Verizon FiOS climbs Netflix speed chart

Now that interconnection agreements with the four top U.S. Internet service providers are in place and with no new spats grabbing the public's attention, Netflix and Verizon may have entered a period of détente. Average streaming speeds for subscribers on the FiOS network rose two places on the SVOD provider's August Speed Index, to 2.41 Mbps.

AT&T, Verizon challenge the FCC's proposed 10 Mbps broadband definition

AT&T and Verizon are challenging the FCC's call to raise the broadband definition from 4 Mbps to 10 Mbps, claiming that the majority of consumers don't need higher speeds, reports  Ars Technica.

Verizon Wireless taps Tower Cloud for its Atlanta small cell network deployment

Verizon Wireless has named Tower Cloud as its backhaul partner for its new 4G LTE small cell deployment in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park.

Fox to stream 101 NFL games to select pay-TV subscribers

In one of the most aggressive TV Everywhere initiatives launched yet by a major broadcaster, Fox Sports will make 101 NFL games broadcast on the Fox network available this fall for streaming to subscribers of select pay-TV services.

Verizon slapped with FCC $7.4M consumer privacy violation fine

Verizon is forking over $7.4 million to the FCC to resolve an investigation on how it used consumers' information for marketing purposes.