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 updates Go90, adds large screen casting, ditches registration to watch

Verizon said it is updating its Go90 online video platform to offer a number of new features, including the ability to cast Go90 to larger screens via set-top devices like Apple TV and Google Chromecast. Verizon also added curated networks including Action, Comedy, Drama and Reality for users to explore.

Qualcomm proffers solution to improve uplink speeds

While LTE network download speeds have steadily improved over the years, the same cannot be said of upload speeds. In fact – and this may come as a surprise-- they haven't improved one iota, according to Qualcomm, but that's about to change.

Verizon asked by panel to modify FiOS speed, picture quality claims

Verizon has been asked by the National Advertising Review Board to revise a number of its FiOS ads following a complaint by Comcast.

Verizon strike officially ends as wireline contracts approved by both CWA, IBEW unions

Verizon's wireline workers represented by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers voted to approve four-year contracts, officially ending a 45-day strike by about 40,000 workers.

Verizon asked to change ads after Comcast complaint

A government panel has asked Verizon to change a series of potentially misleading ads, following a complaint by Comcast.

CenturyLink sounds off on special access debate, wants cable operators included as competition

Incumbent provider CenturyLink said it wants to work with the Federal Communications Commission on its proposed changes to special access pricing, but has a few opinions on specific matters set out by the FCC in early May. Those matters include wireless backhaul and the method by which competition in various markets is determined – including cable competitors.

Verizon suffers network outage in major Florida markets

Verizon suffered a two-and-a-half-hour network outage in major markets across Florida Tuesday night.

MoffettNathanson: Net neutrality ruling could temper the pursuit of Yahoo by Verizon, AT&T

The FCC's net neutrality win in a Washington, D.C., federal appeals court could dampen the enthusiasm of Verizon and AT&T in their pursuit of Yahoo, according to MoffettNathanson.

Cable MVNOs face major challenges in a competitive market

The mobile and wireline industries are set to collide as some cable companies appear to be gearing up to launch wireless services. But there's little reason to expect the mobile landscape to be radically overhauled anytime soon.

Verizon Wireless approves DAS provider as network densification efforts continue

Verizon Wireless' Maintenance Engineering Department has approved Advanced RF Technologies' active fiber Distributed Antenna System (DAS) platforms, the ADX V Series and the ADX Series.