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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From AT&T to Shentel: Which is America's cheapest (and most expensive) broadband Internet provider?

It's clear that the U.S. wireline broadband market is in a state of transition. On one side, Google Fiber is turning the broadband industry on its head with its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) offerings, and on the other side major players like AT&T and Verizon are selling off their wireline assets. A key component of this transition centers on price. In this new report, we look at the cheapest and most expensive prices for broadband service across the country. To be clear, this is a ranking of telco providers, not wireless carriers or cable operators. Technologies covered include fiber and DSL.

Verizon extends reach of UCCaaS service, adds Cisco collaboration to portfolio

Verizon is giving its multinational business customers more options to get its Unified Communications and Collaboration as a Service (UCCaaS) solution by extending the service into Europe and Asia-Pacific while adding Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms to its portfolio.

Verizon's appetite for small cells could spell bounty for regional telcos

Verizon's plan to deploy more small cells could provide a bevy of backhaul opportunity for a host of regional telcos like Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks.

Verizon's small-cell strategy could be boon to Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint and Lumos

Verizon's intention to deploy more small cells to expand wireless coverage for 4G LTE could be a gold-mine wireless backhaul opportunity for a host of regional telcos, such as Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks.

Level 3 takes top spot in competitive Ethernet race, says VSG

Level 3 Communications has taken the top rank in Vertical Systems Group's 2014 U.S. Competitive provider Ethernet Leaderboard, surpassing XO, Cogent and Zayo.

AT&T, Verizon remain top incumbent Ethernet providers, says VSG

AT&T and Verizon may be facing new challenges from a host of new cable and CLEC competitors, but out of the incumbent telcos the pair continues to be the dominant duo in the Ethernet services market, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.

FCC releases net neutrality order, industry preps lawsuits

The FCC has delivered its long-awaited net neutrality order that reclassifies ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, one that will open a host of legal challenges from major telcos like AT&T and Verizon.

Verizon's small cell moves could provide backhaul bounty for Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint and Lumos

Verizon's intention to deploy more small cells to expand wireless coverage for 4G LTE could be a gold mine wireless backhaul opportunity for a host of regional telcos like Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks.

Verizon bulks up for mobile video competition with AwesomenessTV deal

With chief rival AT&T about to close its $49 billion purchase of DirecTV and embark on a major expansion of short-form video programming to smartphones and other mobile devices, Verizon is making moves of its own.

Boingo signs multiyear Wi-Fi offload deal with Tier 1 U.S. carrier

Marking a big milestone for its business and the industry at large, Boingo Wireless has signed a major multiyear Wi-Fi offload agreement with a Tier 1 U.S. wireless carrier.