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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Tracking Verizon, Adtran, AT&T and others' Q3 performance

The third-quarter 2015 earnings reporting season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry including AT&T, Centurylink, Verizon and others performed.

Verizon remains unwilling to bring FiOS to Boston despite city's permitting, regulations concessions

Boston may be willing to bend over backwards to give Verizon anything it needs to wire up the city with FTTH, but that plea fell on deaf ears as the telco recently told the City Council it won't bring the service to any new areas.

Verizon, AT&T to present diverging video strategies during Q3 earnings

The diverging video strategies of Verizon Communications and AT&T will be on display this week as the companies' finance chiefs face investors. On the one hand, AT&T will have a chance to flesh out its plans to integrate DirecTV following the close of its $48.5 billion deal in July for the pay-TV provider. Meanwhile, Verizon is likely to discuss the early returns of its Go90 over-the-top mobile video service, which launched nationwide to all wireless customers earlier this month.

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink special access pricing practices face new FCC investigation

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and other ILECs' special access pricing plans are facing a new FCC investigation over claims that these carriers are implementing unreasonable terms and conditions in their plans.

AT&T spent more than T-Mobile, Verizon on TV ads in September

In a new feature conducted with TV advertising measurement firm, FierceWireless tracks TV advertising spend of the top wireless operators.

The top 5 wireless ads: AT&T outspends T-Mobile, Verizon in September

FierceWireless has partnered with TV advertising measurement firm to bring you a monthly snapshot of the wireless industry's spending on TV advertising. In September, wireless carriers spent an estimated $169 million on TV advertising. AT&T scored the lead in the category with 35.5 percent of the total, while Verizon took second place at 27 percent and T-Mobile came in third at 10 percent.

Verizon enables Wi-Fi calling on Apple iPhone through Verizon Messages app

Verizon Wireless rolled out a new version of its Verizon Messages app, enabling users to make Wi-Fi calls from their newer iPhones-- with a few caveats.

Verizon: Cable monopoly, property access hampered its New York City FiOS build

Verizon told the New York City Council during a hearing this week that it has met its obligations of homes passed with FTTH and that property owner disputes have hampered its ability to reach a number of potential customers.

Verizon extends cloud interconnect service to Latin America, lights new Europe and U.S. sites

Verizon is now offering its Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) service in Latin America, while adding new sites in Europe and the United States, a move that illustrates its aggressive cloud buildout strategy.

New York City Council to hold hearing on Verizon's FiOS progress

The New York City Council will hold an oversight hearing Oct. 14 to determine whether Verizon has met its obligation to the city as part of its franchise agreement which said that Verizon would outfit the city with FiOS by 2014.  The hearing will feature speakers from the Committee on Technology, the Committee on Oversight and Investigations, the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises as well as Verizon representatives and advocacy groups.