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Encyclopedia > Verizon Communications
Verizon Communications Inc.
Type Public (NYSEVZ)
Founded 1983[1]
Headquarters New York, NY, USA
Key people Ivan Seidenberg, Chairman/CEO
Industry Communications Services
Products Broadband Internet services, Television service, Local wireline and wireless telecommunication services
Revenue $93.78 billion USD (2007)[2]
Net income 5.52 billion USD (2007)
Employees 239,000 (2007)
Website www.verizon.com

Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSEVZ) is an American broadband and telecommunications company and a component of the Dow 30. It was formed in 2000 when Bell Atlantic, one of the Regional Bell Operating Companies, merged with GTE. Prior to its transformation into Verizon, Bell Atlantic had merged with another Regional Bell Operating Company, NYNEX, in 1997. The name is a portmanteau of veritas and horizon. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Ivan G. Seidenberg (born December 10, 1946) is the CEO of Verizon Communications. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the assisted transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... A WildBlue Satellite Internet dish. ... FiOS (Fiber Optic Service) is a fiber to the premises (FTTP) telecommunications service, originally piloted in Keller, Texas, and now offered in many areas of the United States by Verizon. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the assisted transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... USD redirects here. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... USD redirects here. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article is about work. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... A WildBlue Satellite Internet dish. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the assisted transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Linear graph of the DJIA from 1901 until today Logarithmic graph of the DJIA from 1901 until today The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DJI, also called the DJIA, Dow 30, or informally the Dow Jones or The Dow) is one of several stock market indices created by nineteenth-century... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... NYNEX Corporation (pronounced Nine-x) was a telephone company which served five New England states (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) as well as New York. ... A portmanteau (IPA: ) is a word or morpheme that fuses two or more words or word parts to give a combined or loaded meaning. ... For other uses, see Veritas (disambiguation). ... Horizon. ...

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History

Verizon was founded in 1983 as Bell Atlantic Corporation. It inherited seven Bell Operating Companies from American Telephone & Telegraph Company (later known as AT&T Corp.) following its breakup. Bell Atlantic's original roster of operating companies included: For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Bell System trademark used by AT&T and affiliated companies from 1921 to 1939 The Bell System was a trademark and service mark used by the US telecommunications company American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) and its affiliated companies to co-brand their extensive circuit-switched telephone network and their... AT&T (formerly an abbreviation for American Telephone and Telegraph) Corporation (NYSE: T) is an American telecommunications company. ...

Bell Atlantic originally operated in the U.S. states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C. The Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania, or Bell of Pennsylvania, is the former name of the Bell Operating Company serving Pennsylvania. ... New Jersey Bell is the former d/b/a name of the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, a Bell Operating Company serving the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Diamond State Telephone Company is the Bell Operating Company of Delaware. ... C&P Telephone was a d/b/a name for four of AT&Ts, and after January 1, 1984, Bell Atlantics Bell Operating Companies. ... C&P Telephone was a d/b/a name for four of AT&Ts, and after January 1, 1984, Bell Atlantics Bell Operating Companies. ... C&P Telephone was a d/b/a name for four of AT&Ts, and after January 1, 1984, Bell Atlantics Bell Operating Companies. ... C&P Telephone was a d/b/a name for four of AT&Ts, and after January 1, 1984, Bell Atlantics Bell Operating Companies. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym West Virginian Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st in the US  - Total 24,230 sq mi (62,755 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


In 1994, Bell Atlantic became the first RBOC to entirely drop the original names of its original operating companies. Ameritech and NYNEX (and SBC Communications in 2002) simply added d/b/a names to its operating companies; U S West and BellSouth had merged their operating companies. Operating company titles were simplified to: The Regional Bell operating companies (RBOC) are the result of the United States antitrust action against AT&T in 1983. ... Ameritech (American Information Technologies) is a U.S. telecommunications company that arose out of the 1984 AT&T divestiture. ... NYNEX Corporation (pronounced Nine-x) was a telephone company which served five New England states (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) as well as New York. ... SBC Communications NYSE: SBC is an American telecommunications company based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The phrase doing business as (abbreviated DBA or d/b/a) is a legal term, meaning that the name of the business or operation does not include the legal name of its proprietor, the names of all partners, or the official registered name of the limited partnership or corporation that... US West, Inc. ... BellSouth Corporation was an American telecommunications holding company based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

Bell Atlantic logo, 1984–1997.
Bell Atlantic logo, 1997–2000.
Bell Atlantic logo, 1997–2000.
  • Bell Atlantic—Delaware, Inc.
  • Bell Atlantic—Maryland, Inc.
  • Bell Atlantic—New Jersey, Inc.
  • Bell Atlantic—Pennsylvania, Inc.
  • Bell Atlantic—Virginia, Inc.
  • Bell Atlantic—Washington, D.C., Inc.
  • Bell Atlantic—West Virginia, Inc.

In 1996, CEO and Chairman Raymond W. Smith orchestrated Bell Atlantic's merger with NYNEX. When it merged, it moved its corporate headquarters from Philadelphia to New York City. NYNEX was consolidated into this name by 1997. Image File history File links Bellatlantic84. ... Image File history File links Bellatlantic84. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Prior to its merger with GTE, Bell Atlantic traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the "BEL" symbol. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ...


GTE Merger

Bell Atlantic acquired GTE on June 30, 2000 and changed its name to Verizon Communications, Inc. It was among the largest mergers in United States business history. It was the result of a definitive merger agreement, dated July 27, 1998, between Bell Atlantic, based in New York City since the merger with NYNEX in 1996, and GTE, which was in the process of moving its headquarters from Stamford, Connecticut, to Irving, Texas. General Telephone and Electronics (GTE) was the largest of the independent US telephone companies during the days of the Bell System. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ... Mustangs at Las Colinas Streetscape along Las Colinas Blvd in North Irving Aerial shot of Irving/Las Colinass Urban Center. ...


The Bell Atlantic–GTE merger, priced at more than $52 billion at the time of the announcement, closed nearly two years later, following analysis and approvals by Bell Atlantic and GTE shareowners, 27 state regulatory commissions and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and clearance from the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) and various international agencies. FCC redirects here. ... Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, Washington, D.C. For animal rights group, see Justice Department (JD) The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is a Cabinet department in the United States government designed to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the...


The merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE, to form Verizon Communications, became effective on June 30, 2000, with an exchange ratio of 1.22 shares of Verizon Communications Common Stock for each share of GTE Common Stock owned. Fractional shares resulting from the exchange of GTE stock into Verizon Communications shares were sold at a price of $55.00 per share. Verizon began trading on the NYSE under its new "VZ" symbol on Monday, July 3, 2000. is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


Meanwhile, on September 21, 1999, Bell Atlantic and UK-based Vodafone AirTouch Plc (now Vodafone Group Plc) announced that they had agreed to create a new wireless business with a national footprint, a single brand and a common digital technology – composed of Bell Atlantic's and Vodafone's U.S. wireless assets (Bell Atlantic Mobile (which was previously called Bell Atlantic-NYNEX Mobile by 1997), AirTouch Cellular, PrimeCo Personal Communications, and AirTouch Paging). This wireless joint venture received regulatory approval in six months, and began operations as Verizon Wireless on April 4, 2000, kicking off the new "Verizon" brand name. GTE's wireless operations became part of Verizon Wireless – creating what was initially the nation's largest wireless company before Cingular Wireless acquired AT&T Wireless in 2004 – when the Bell Atlantic–GTE merger closed nearly three months later. Verizon then became the majority owner (55%) of Verizon Wireless. is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Vodafones corporate logo is the outline of a SIM card Vodafone is a multinational mobile phone operator with headquarters in Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom and Düsseldorf, Germany. ... AirTouch Communications was a U.S.-based wireless service provider that was created when PacTel Cellular was spun off from Pacific Telesis on April 1, 1994, forming both AirTouch Cellular and AirTouch Paging. ... PrimeCo Communications was a joint venture of Bell Atlantic and Airtouch, and was the first wireless communications provider to turn up CDMA service on the PCS band in late 1995. ... AirTouch Communications was a U.S.-based wireless service provider that was created when PacTel Cellular was spun off from Pacific Telesis on April 1, 1994, forming both AirTouch Cellular and AirTouch Paging. ... Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, owns and operates the second largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, based on total wireless customers. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... “AT&T Wireless” redirects here. ... AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Genuity was formerly the Internet division of GTE Corp and spun off in 2000.[3] Level 3 Communications acquired the assets of the bankrupt ISP in 2002 for only $137 million; a bargain-basement price considering the $616 million that a pre-Bell Atlantic-merger GTE paid for Genuity (then BBN Planet) in 1997.[4] Not to be confused with L-3 Communications, a communications system company formed from the assets of the former Loral and Lockheed corporations before their merger. ...


Merger effects

Note this section refers to land lines only, as Verizon Wireless operates nationwide.


Verizon shares were made a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average on April 8, 2004.[5] Verizon currently has 140.3 million land lines in service. With the MCI merger, it has more than 250,000 employees. Verizon serves customers throughout much of the United States. The primary states that it provides service to include: Look up share on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Linear graph of the DJIA from 1901 until today Logarithmic graph of the DJIA from 1901 until today The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DJI, also called the DJIA, Dow 30, or informally the Dow Jones or The Dow) is one of several stock market indices created by nineteenth-century... is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

These states are served by the following renamed Bell Operating Companies: Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym West Virginian Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st in the US  - Total 24,230 sq mi (62,755 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Bell System trademark used by AT&T and affiliated companies from 1921 to 1939 The Bell System was a trademark and service mark used by the US telecommunications company American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) and its affiliated companies to co-brand their extensive circuit-switched telephone network and their...

  • Verizon Delaware, Inc. – Also serves a portion of southeastern Pennsylvania
  • Verizon Maryland, Inc.
  • Verizon New England Telephone & Telegraph, Inc. – noted with a (*)
  • Verizon New Jersey, Inc.
  • Verizon New York Telephone, Inc. – Also serves Southwestern Connecticut
  • Verizon Pennsylvania, Inc.
  • Verizon Virginia, Inc.
  • Verizon Washington, D.C., Inc.
  • Verizon West Virginia, Inc.

(**) Also served by GTE operating companies (refer below) This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ...


It also provides service to secondary markets (mostly from its acquisition of GTE) in:

These states are served by these operating companies: Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... For other uses, see Idaho (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Carolinian Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th in the US  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (340 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

Many Verizon New England operations were sold to FairPoint Communications on April 1, 2008. Markets included: GTE Southwest, Inc. ... GTE Florida, Inc. ... GTE South, Inc. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and conform with our NPOV policy, this article or section may require cleanup. ... GTE Systems of the South, Inc. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and conform with our NPOV policy, this article or section may require cleanup. ... GTE Northwest is a Verizon operating company serving a former GTE region. ... Verizon California, Inc. ... FairPoint Communications, Inc. ...

Due to the rigorous climate and high costs, GTE Alaska was sold to Alaska Power and Telephone Company rather than be merged with Verizon. Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... For other uses, see New Hampshire (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... Alaska Power and Telephone Company is a firm operating in Alaska. ...


Verizon also owns stakes in some international communications companies, most notably 23.14% of Vodafone Italy. On April 3, 2006 Verizon agreed to sell its stakes in Verizon Dominicana (operating in the Dominican Republic), CANTV of Venezuela, and Puerto Rico Telephone Company, Inc. (PRT) in Puerto Rico to Telmex and América Móvil for $3.7 billion.[6] Verizon's other international investment is 50% ownership of Gibraltar NYNEX Communications. The previous Omnitel brand Vodafone Italia (former Omnitel Pronto- Italia) is an Italian mobile telephony operator. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Verizon Communications Corporation Dominican Republic is the largest telecommunications company in the Dominican Republic providing local, long-distance, and wireless voice services, together with advanced data services, to approximately a million customers. ... Compañía Anónima Nacional de Teléfonos de Venezuela (CANTV) is one of the first telephone service enterprises in Venezuela, founded in 1930, when businessman Félix A. Guerrero obtained a concession from the Ministerio de Fomento to build a telephone network primarily in the capital, and of course... The Puerto Rico Telephone Company (PRTC), also known as Puerto Rico Telephone (PRT), is the largest telecommunications services company located in San Juan, Puerto Rico which has operated for many decades offering voice, data, long distance, broadband, directory publishing and wireless services for the island residents and businesses. ... Teléfonos de México S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: TMX), better known as Telmex, is a Mexican telecommunications company that provides telecommunication products and services in Mexico and in many parts of Latin America, such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and even in the United States. ... América Móvil (NYSE: AMX, BMV: AMX, NASDAQ: AMOV) is the largest mobile network operator in Germano America and Latin America and the largest corporation in Latin America. ... NYNEX Corporation (pronounced Nine-x) was a telephone company which served five New England states (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) as well as New York. ...


In 2002, Verizon sold GTE's former telephone operations in 3 states: Missouri and Alabama operations were sold to CenturyTel, and Kentucky operations were sold to Alltel, which later spun off its landline operations as Windstream. In 2005, Verizon sold off GTE's former telephone operations in Hawaii to The Carlyle Group, This operation is now known as Hawaiian Telcom. As of January 16, 2007, Verizon's operations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont are going to be split off into a new Bell Operating Company, spun off, and merged with FairPoint Communications. This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... ALLTEL Corporation is an American telecommunications company with headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... Windstream Communications, Inc. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Carlyle Group is a Washington, DC based global private equity investment firm with more than $18 billion of equity capital. ... Hawaiian Telcom is the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) or dominant local telephone company, serving the state of Hawaii. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Bell System trademark used by AT&T and affiliated companies from 1921 to 1939 The Bell System was a trademark and service mark used by the US telecommunications company American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) and its affiliated companies to co-brand their extensive circuit-switched telephone network and their... FairPoint Communications, Inc. ...


In 2006 Verizon moved its headquarters from New York City to Basking Ridge, New Jersey.


MCI acquisition

MCI logo, 2003-2006
MCI logo, 2003-2006

On February 14, 2005, Verizon agreed to acquire MCI, formerly WorldCom, after SBC Communications agreed to acquire AT&T Corp. just a few weeks earlier. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... MCI logo MCI, Inc. ... MCI logo MCI, Inc. ... SBC Communications NYSE: SBC is an American telecommunications company based in San Antonio, Texas. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ...


Media coverage has focused on several ways in which that acquisition, once completed, would benefit Verizon, including economies of scale derived from a potential productivity boost to be achieved via the elimination of thousands of jobs at the combined company, and access to the large base of business customers currently served by MCI. The real benefit to Verizon was the acquisition of long-haul lines. The bulk of Verizon's business is concentrated in the eastern United States. This not only renders the company, effectively, a regional phone company, but also forces it to pay usage fees to long-haul carriers, such as former MCI, to complete calls for its customers whenever those calls go outside the Verizon "footprint". That need is obviated by the MCI acquisition and was key in the long term market position strategy. By January 6, 2006, MCI was incorporated into Verizon with the name Verizon Business. With this merger, Verizon also acquired the naming rights to the Washington, D.C. home of the Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals, the Verizon Center (formerly known as the MCI Center). Just prior to the acquisition, MCI had purchased an internet services company, Totality. is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Washington Bullets redirects here. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Verizon Center is a sports and entertainment arena in Washington, D.C., USA, named after telecommunications sponsor Verizon Communications. ... Totality Corporation was a publicly-traded professional services and managed services provider based out of San Francisco, from the years 1999 to 2005. ...


Verizon, with MCI, was the largest telecommunications company in the United States based on sales of $75.11 billion, profits of $7.4 billion and assets of $168.13 billion. After completion of the BellSouth/AT&T Inc. merger, AT&T Inc. became the largest telecommunications company in the world in terms of assets and profits.[citation needed] 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BellSouth Corporation was an American telecommunications holding company based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ...

Rank[7] Company Sales Profits Assets Market Value
25 Verizon Communications 75.11 7.40 168.13 93.18
49 AT&T 43.86 4.79 145.63 107.04
131 BellSouth 20.55 3.29 56.55 57.82
?[citation needed] AT&T post BellSouth Merger[citation needed] 64.41[citation needed] 8.08[citation needed] 202.18[citation needed] 164.86[citation needed]

Controversies

Verizon has been involved in various public controversies.


On December 22, 2004, mail servers at Verizon.net were configured not to accept connections from Europe, by default, in an attempt to reduce spam email. Individual domains would only be unblocked upon request. [8] is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A mail transfer agent or MTA (also called a mail server, or a mail exchange server in the context of the Domain Name System) is a computer program or software agent which transfers electronic mail messages from one computer to another. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... ...


On May 11, 2006, controversy arose when USA Today revealed that Verizon, along with AT&T Inc. and BellSouth, had turned over the call records of millions of U.S. citizens to the National Security Agency. Verizon flatly denied turning over records to the government, but did not comment on whether MCI, which it had acquired in January, had done so. [9] On October 12, 2007 the company admitted in a letter to the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce that it had turned over customer information to the FBI and other federal agencies of the U.S. government approximately 94,000 times from January 2005 to September 2007, providing such information 720 times without being presented with a court order or warrant.[10] is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... BellSouth Corporation was an American telecommunications holding company based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... For other uses of NSA, see NSA (disambiguation). ... MCI logo MCI, Inc. ... The U.S. House Commerce Committee on Energy and Commerce residing at 2125 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC is the oldest (208 years) legislative standing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ...


In September of 2007, Verizon Wireless initially refused to make their mobile phone network available to NARAL Pro-Choice America for a program which allows people to sign up for pro-choice text messages, on the grounds that they had the right to block "controversial or unsavory" messages. They subsequently reversed the decision, saying "It was an incorrect interpretation of a dusty internal policy, that ... was designed to ward against communications such as anonymous hate messaging and adult materials sent to children." and that Verizon has "great respect for this free flow of ideas." [11] Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... NARAL Pro-Choice America (pronounced NAY-ral) is a pro-choice organization in the United States that engages in political action to oppose restrictions on abortion and expand access to abortion. ... Issues of discussion Pro-choice describes the political and ethical view that a woman should have complete control over her fertility and pregnancy. ... A received SMS being announced on a Nokia phone. ...


Environmental Record

Verizon tries to improve the environment and conserve resources. They have developed an Environmental Health and Safety Policy and Energy Conservation and Recycling programs. Their Energy Conservation program works towards reducing GHG emissions, and its environmental impacts and energy costs. By using Fuel cells, Micro Turbines, and Hypalon roof, Verizon is helping curb energy use. By using paper billing, Verizon reduces paper usage. Verizon also collects used wireless phones or equipment to recycle.[12]. The Verizon Business tree-planting program encourages signing up for paper-free billing, and the Verizon Telecom plan that has added 100 energy-efficient hybrid-engine sedans for its fleet of service vehicles. Verizon Wireless' Hopeline Program recycles no longer used cell phones to help victims of domestic violence. The company is reducing the amount of greenhouse-gas emissions by approximately 334,000 metric tons every year through energy conservation and recycling.[13]By using thin client computers, energy consumption has reduced by about 30 percent. Verizon uses NightWatchman, a software that lets managers turn computers on and off remotely. The company is working towards using Sun Ray technology in all of their call centers. This could potentially lead towards $1 million per year in power savings.[14] According to the EPA, Verizon is the only telecommunications company that has accurate energy data. They have conducted energy audits over 535 buildings, and have installed load profile meters in 100 location.[15] For the physical concepts, see conservation of energy and energy efficiency. ... The international recycling symbol. ... For the physical concepts, see conservation of energy and energy efficiency. ... A fuel cell is an electrochemical device similar to a battery, but differing from the latter in that it is designed for continuous replenishment of the reactants consumed; i. ... Domestic disturbance redirects here. ... Top: Increasing atmospheric levels as measured in the atmosphere and ice cores. ... The international recycling symbol. ... Energy consumption is a measure of the rate of energy use such as fuels or electricity. ... EPA redirects here. ...


Verizon services

Voice

Verizon provides several different types of land line services - standard POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) service as well as VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) and optical fiber line services. In addition, Verizon offers long distance services. Verizon also offers a product that is a joint venture with Microsoft called "Verizon Web Calling", a type of VoIP service used within Windows Live Messenger Plain old telephone service, or POTS, are the services available from analogue telephones prior to the introduction of electronic telephone exchanges into the public switched telephone network. ... IP Telephony, also called Internet telephony, is the technology that makes it possible to have a telephone conversation over the Internet or a dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) network instead of dedicated voice transmission lines. ... // Fiber to the premises (FTTP) is a form of fiber-optic communication delivery in which an optical fiber is run directly onto the customers premises. ...


Voicemail

Verizon provides Verizon Voice Messaging — voicemail service for residences and businesses. Voicemail (or voice mail, vmail or VMS, sometimes called messagebank) is a centralized system of managing telephone messages for a large group of people. ...


Wireless

For Verizon's wireless division, see Verizon Wireless. Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, owns and operates the second largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, based on total wireless customers. ...


Verizon VoiceWing

Verizon VoiceWing is a Voice over IP (VoIP) service offered Deltathree and resold by Verizon [16] that offers phone service over a broadband Internet connection. A DSL, cable, or Verizon FiOS Internet connection, a regular telephone, a router, and a telephone adaptor are required for service. An overview of how VoIP works A typical analog telephone adapter for connecting an ordinary phone to a VoIP network Ciscos implementation of VoIP - IP Phone Voice over Internet Protocol, also called VoIP (pronounced voyp), IP Telephony, Internet telephony, Broadband telephony, Broadband Phone and Voice over Broadband is the... Deltathree is a commercial voice over IP network, providing SIP-based Voice over IP products and services internationally. ... DSL may refer to: Damn Small Linux Dark and Shattered Lands, a MUD based loosely on Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance books. ... For other uses, see Cable (disambiguation). ... FiOS (Fiber Optic Service) is a fiber to the premises (FTTP) telecommunications service, originally piloted in Keller, Texas, and now offered in many areas of the United States by Verizon. ... For other uses, see Telephone (disambiguation). ... This article is about a computer networking device. ...


Video

Verizon launched its FiOS Video service in Keller, Texas on September 22, 2005. FiOS TV[17] uses an optical fiber network to deliver more than 330 total channels, more than 180 digital video and music channels more than 20 high-definition channels, and 1,800 video-on-demand titles.Verizon also provides DIRECTV service as well. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Keller is a city located in Tarrant County, Texas. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Fiber to the premises (FTTP) is a form of fiber-optic communication delivery in which an optical fiber is run directly onto the customers premises. ...


Data

Verizon provides DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Internet service in many areas where it offers phone service. See Verizon Online DSL. DSL redirects here. ... Verizon Online DSL is a digital subscriber line (DSL) internet service offered by Verizon Communications. ...


Verizon recently began offering FTTP (Fiber to the Premises, or Fiber to the Home) to some subscribers. Verizon calls this "FiOS Internet".[18] // Fiber to the premises (FTTP) is a form of fiber-optic communication delivery in which an optical fiber is run directly onto the customers premises. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


According to the non-profit spam monitoring organization Spamhaus, Verizon has the largest number of known spammers of all networks worldwide (as of August 2, 2007).[19] The Spamhaus Project is a largely volunteer effort founded by Steve Linford in 1998 that aims to track e-mail spammers and spam-related activity. ...


Verizon DSL currently requires a computer running Windows or Mac OS to perform a standard installation, but this is only during initial setup of the DSL modem. Manual workarounds are possible with other operating systems as long as a web browser supporting javascript is available.


Directory operations

Main article: Idearc Media

The Yellow Pages business of Verizon known as SuperPages, and is a Texas-based sales, publishing and related services with 1,200 directory titles and a circulation of about 121 million copies in 41 states. The web site receives approximately 17 million visitors a month. It had an operating revenue of $3.6 billion in 2004 and employs 7,300 nationwide.[20] In a move to leverage against higher traffic sites, Superpages linked up with Google to provide search advertising services to its millions of listed businesses. SuperPages will offer its advertisers the ability to bid for Google search terms.[21] Idearc Media - (pronounced EYE-dee-arc) - is a spinoff of Verizons print and online yellow pages business. ... For the use in computing, see Yellow Pages (computing). ...


With an estimated $17 billion in assets, Verizon has spun-off the business unit to finance its expansion in wireless and high-speed Internet services.[22] Verizon would not be the first Baby Bell to rid itself of its directory publishing operations; Qwest sold off its QwestDex directory services to become Dex Media, and Illinois Bell, now known as AT&T, sold its directory operations to R. H. Donnelley in 1990 ("AT&T Yellow Pages published by R. H. Donnelley"). Prior to the divestiture of AT&T in 1984, a Baby Bell was one of the 22 Bell Operating Companies owned by AT&T. Collectively, along with AT&T Long Lines, Western Electric and Bell Telephone Laboratories, these companies were considered the Bell System There were: New England Telephone (ME... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dex Media, Inc. ... Illinois Bell is the name of the Bell Operating Company serving Illinois. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... AT&T Yellow Pages is the collective d/b/a name of the directory and publishing operations of AT&T Inc. ...


See also

Airfone is a brand of air-ground radiotelephone service offered by Verizon. ... Air-ground radiotelephone service is a method of telephone communications used by aircraft pilots and passengers of commercial airline jets. ... AirTouch Communications was a U.S.-based wireless service provider that was created when PacTel Cellular was spun off from Pacific Telesis on April 1, 1994, forming both AirTouch Cellular and AirTouch Paging. ... Verizon SmartPark(r) is full-service, state-of-the-art advanced telecommunications system for developers and tenants that uses copper and fiber optic infrastructure to provide innovative, affordable, flexible and reliable communications services. ... Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, owns and operates the second largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, based on total wireless customers. ... Idearc Media Idearc Media - (pronounced EYE-dee-arc) - is a spinoff of Verizons print and online yellow pages business. ... Playlinc is a game browsing and messaging platform that enables multiplayer gameplay, voice chat and game management. ... MCI logo MCI, Inc. ...

Sponsorships and Naming Rights

For other places with the same name, see Lake Placid (disambiguation). ... Historic bobteam from Davos around 1910 Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-02-04, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... A luge is small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine and feet-first. ... United States Air Force Major Brady Canfield, 2003 U.S. skeleton champion, shows his takeoff form. ... The Verizon Center is a sports and entertainment arena in Washington, D.C., USA, named after telecommunications sponsor Verizon Communications. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre may refer to: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine - Irvine, California Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte - Charlotte, North Carolina Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre San Antonio - San Antonio, Texas Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Kansas City - Bonner Springs, Kansas Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach, Virginia Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis - Indianapolis, Indiana... The Verizon Heritage is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... Not to be confused with the Fed Cup, an international womens team tennis tournament. ... Location of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina Coordinates: , Country State County Beaufort Incorporated (town) 1983 Government  - Mayor Tom Peeples  - Town manager Steve Riley  - Fire chief Lavarn Lucas Area  - Total 55. ...

Corporate governance

Current members of the board of directors of Verizon Communications are Richard Carrión, Robert Lane, Sandra Moose, Joseph Neubauer, Thomas O'Brien, Hugh Price, Ivan Seidenberg, Walter Shipley, Carlos Slim, John R. Stafford, and Robert Storey. The above list on this page is a frequent target of "pranks" by employees at Verizon call centers, so please refer to the official Verizon Corporate Governance site for the most accurate and up-to-date information.[23] Richard L. Carrion is the current President and CEO of Popular, Inc. ... Tom OBrien may refer to: Tom OBrien (UK politician) (1900–1970), British trade unionist and Member of Parliament Tom OBrien (19th century baseball player) (1860–1921), a 19th century baseball player Tom OBrien (outfielder/infielder) (1873–1901), a MLB outfielder/infielder Tom OBrien (actor) (1890... Hugh Bernard Price (born 1941) was a U.S. activist. ... Ivan G. Seidenberg (born December 10, 1946) is the CEO of Verizon Communications. ... Carlos Slim in Brazil. ...


Verizon's competitors

Broadband

This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest cable television company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Embarq Corporation, or EMBARQ is the fourth largest local exchange carrier in the United States (below the Baby Bells) and the largest independent local provider, serving customers in 18 states and providing local, long distance, high-speed data and wireless services to residential and business customers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... RCN, NASDAQ: RCNI, is a cable television, telephone and Internet service provider serving the Northern Virginia to Boston corridor as well as areas of California. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5. ... Insight Commuications in a cable provider in the United States. ... Cox Communications is a privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital cable television and telecommunications services in the United States. ...

Television

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest cable television company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company DISH Network Corporation. ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5. ... Cox Communications is a privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital cable television and telecommunications services in the United States. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... RCN, NASDAQ: RCNI, is a cable television, telephone and Internet service provider serving the Northern Virginia to Boston corridor as well as areas of California. ... Insight Commuications in a cable provider in the United States. ...

Wireless service

ALLTEL Corporation is an American telecommunications company with headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... This article is about the wireless subsidiary of AT&T. For the defunct wireless provider that was merged into Cingular in 2004, see AT&T Wireless Services. ... Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the US. With 55 million subscribers, Sprint Nextel operates the third largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States (based on total wireless customers), behind AT&T and Verizon Wireless. ... This article refers to the United States based subsidiary of T-Mobile International AG, which itself is a subsidary of Deutsche Telekom. ...

Literary references

  • On the first page of Stephen King's novel Cell, about a wildfire of murderous insanity spread by cellphones, King quotes the famous line from the Verizon Wireless TV ad campaign: "Can you hear me now?"
  • In the satirical magazine Mad, Verizon is portrayed in many articles as a faulty, often unreliable phone.

For other persons named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... Cell is an apocalyptic horror novel published by American author Stephen King in January 2006. ... Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, owns and operates the second largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, based on total wireless customers. ... Mad is an American humor magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952. ...

References

  1. ^ The current company named Verizon was founded in 1983 as RBOC Bell Atlantic. This company purchased GTE in 2000, changing its name to Verizon Communications.
  2. ^ Verizon Communications Investor Quarterly 4Q2006, Verizon Communications, <http://investor.verizon.com/financial/quarterly/vz/4Q2006/4Q2006.PDF> 
  3. ^ Haley, Colin C.. "Genuity Jilted by Verizon, Mulls Options", Internet.com, 25 July 2002. 
  4. ^ Pappalardo, Denise. "Changes afoot for Genuity customers", Network World, 10 February 2003. 
  5. ^ Isadore, Chris. "AT&T, Kodak, IP out of Dow", CNN/Money, 1 April 2004. 
  6. ^ Verizon to sell off Latin units
  7. ^ The Forbes 2000
  8. ^ Verizon persists with European email blockade, John Leyden, The Register, January 14, 2005
  9. ^ Public Hearings Sought in Phone Record Scandal, William Fisher, Inter Press Service, May 26, 2006
  10. ^ Verizon Gave Customer Data To Government Without Court Orders
  11. ^ Verizon Reverses Itself on Abortion Rights Messages, Adam Liptak, New York Times, September 27, 2007
  12. ^ http://www22.verizon.com/pages/environment/files/EnviroBroForPDF060507.pdf Verizon and You Partners in Protecting the Envrionment 5/5/2008
  13. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/04-16-2007/0004565720&EDATE Verizon Steps Up Efforts to Conserve Energy and Protect the Envrionment 5/5/2008
  14. ^ www.environmentalleader.com Environmental Leader Verizon Saves $20 Million by Reducing Data Centers 5/6/2008
  15. ^ http://www.cool-companies.org/ads/verizon.cfm Cool companies Feature Story:Verizon Dial E for Energy Savings 5/5/2008
  16. ^ "Deltathree Reports First Quarter 2007 Financial Results", 3 May 2007. 
  17. ^ Verizon FiOS TV: FiOS TV. Retrieved on February 12, 2006.
  18. ^ Verizon FiOS: FiOS for Home. Retrieved on September 6, 2005.
  19. ^ Spamhaus Statistics: The Top 10. Retrieved on August 2, 2007.
  20. ^ "Verizon may sell $17 billion directory services", Billings Gazette, December 7, 2005. 
  21. ^ "Verizon online directory in ad deal with Google", Reuters, 28 March 2006. 
  22. ^ Ranii, David. "Donnelley likely to pass on Verizon directories", The News & Observer, 6 December 2005. 
  23. ^ Verizon Corporate Governance. Retrieved on January 2, 2008.

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