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 extends its D.C. FiOS rollout schedule to 10 years

Verizon is revising its FiOS buildout plan in Washington, D.C., from nine years to 10 years, which it says is within its rights under a franchise agreement it filed with the D.C. Office of Cable Television (OCT), reports  FierceCable. 

Verizon extends D.C. FiOS wait, as AT&T-San Francisco cabinet battle continues

The growth of competitive wireline television services in two U.S. markets has taken an interesting turn: In Washington, D.C., Verizon said it would change a nine-year FiOS rollout plan to 10 years. And in San Francisco, citizens are getting some legislative support in a battle against AT&T's placement of cabinets necessary to deliver U-verse service.

Level 3 charges 6 unnamed ISPs of not adhering to their peering arrangements

Level 3 Communications, a major wholesale provider to content companies like Netflix, has accused five unnamed U.S. ISPs and one European ISP of abusing their market power to effectively put a limit on the amount of traffic the transit provider can route over these ISPs' last mile networks. 

Verizon plans 300 Mbps router and IP video media server

Verizon plans to complement its growing set of higher Quantum FiOS Internet speeds with a new Wi-Fi router that will support the multiple wireless devices consumers are using in their homes to access the Internet and other content.

Verizon: We're not going to overreact to pricing changes in the market

Verizon Wireless will continue to respond to pricing changes in the market but is not going to go overboard in terms of a response, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo.

Verizon should acknowledge that the game is changing, and it needs to also

For the first time ever, Verizon Wireless in the first quarter recorded a net loss of handset subscribers. During a quarter when AT&T Mobility netted 176,000 new phone subscribers and T-Mobile US posted a whopping 1.256 million new phone subscribers, the analysts at New Street Research pointed out that Verizon lost 156,000 phone subscribers. Although Verizon managed to juice its first quarter net additions into positive territory with tablets and other devices, the carrier nonetheless suffered a serious setback. What's perhaps more concerning is that Verizon executives don't appear to be worried.

Leverett, Mass., to build its own FTTH network

Leverett, Mass., a rural town located in the western part of the state, is taking broadband matters into its own hands with a plan to bring fiber-based services to residents.

Verizon gives 'FiOS-envy' markets little reason for hope

Verizon may be focused on enhancing its FiOS subscriber counts in the markets where it already built out fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure, but as seen in its  first-quarter earnings results, it looks as though those markets are becoming saturated. Yet it's doubtful the company will expand into new markets for FiOS.   

Wheeler lays out latest Open Internet ideas in plea to critics

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler took to the FCC website's blog Tuesday in a continued attempt to counter criticism of the commission's soon-to-be-released net neutrality revisions. Calling some industry analysts' and experts' commentary on the proposed changes "misinformed," Wheeler said the proposal was not a final decision, but instead a "formal request for input" on Open Internet rules.

Analysts: Watch out for Dish's OTT ambitions, but business model is unclear

The cable industry is facing an onslaught of new competition from over-the-top players like Amazon's Fire TV, Netflix and more. But the biggest threat is likely coming from Dish Network, which earlier this year inked a carriage deal with Walt Disney, said a group of financial analysts speaking at The Cable Show here.