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 to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's wavelength routing technology on its long-haul network

Verizon is moving to beef up its long-haul network in the United States by deploying Alcatel-Lucent's wavelength routing technology, a move that it says will give it more flexibility to scale its network while automating its ability to seek out network faults.

AT&T, T-Mobile others protest FCC proposals for next-gen 911

It seems as though everybody has something to say about the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing new rules to address failures that led to 911 outages, even bringing together some wireless carriers that usually are at odds with one another.

Verizon faces pressure from unions to expand FiOS into new markets

Verizon has been adamant that it has no plans to expand FiOS service outside of the areas where it has established agreements with local communities, but that's not stopping the Communications Workers of America (CWA) from launching a campaign called "Where's My FiOS?" to bring the service to more cities.

LTE, Wi-Fi camps need to cooperate, not collide, on LTE-U/LAA

With both T-Mobile US and Verizon moving forward with plans to commercially launch LTE in unlicensed spectrum bands, it seems only apropos that the cellular and Wi-Fi industries take the opportunity to collaborate and work closer together.

Verizon retirees challenge 'golden parachute' severance payment program

Verizon Communications' retirees group BellTel has launched their 17 th  annual shareowners' reform campaign by introducing a proposal that would require "golden parachute" severance payments be approved by shareholders.

Verizon hires Belkin exec to jump-start smart-home business

Verizon Communications has hired Ohad Zeira, formerly the head of Belkin's WeMo home-automation product line, to oversee the company's smartphone and home-automation efforts, according to NextMarket Insights. Zeira will relocate from California to Verizon's headquarters in Basking Ridge, N.J.

USTelecom files appeal against FCC's net neutrality rules

USTelecom has made the first move to challenge the FCC's new net neutrality rules by filing a review petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals.

USTelecom, Alamo Broadband file lawsuits against FCC's net neutrality rules

Well, that didn't take long. Broadband industry trade group USTelecom and a small Texas-based ISP, Alamo Broadband, filed lawsuits challenging the FCC's recently approved net neutrality rules. However, the petitions are likely going to be tossed out for being filed too early.

Verizon taps Ciena, Cisco to build its 100G U.S. metro network

Verizon is moving ahead with plans to incorporate 100G optical technology into its U.S. metro network, naming Ciena and Cisco as its packet optical network system (P-OTS) suppliers.

AT&T's Title II status could help it reap $12M in interstate overcharges

AT&T may be one of the loudest opponents of the FCC's effort to reclassify ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act as part of new net neutrality rules, but a ruling about a voice services dispute with two rural telcos shows that Title II could work in its favor.