September 2, 2013 |
In one of the largest deals in global corporate history, Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to pay $130 billion to buy Vodafone Group's 45% stake in Verizon Wireless and take full control of the nation's top wireless carrier. In an era of ubiquitous cellular service and fast-rising use of smartphones, Verizon was eager to take hold of a business with big challenges but equally significant potential. Despite heavy competition and slowing subscriber growth, the wireless business is expected to be paced in coming years by growing demand for video and other premium services.
February 22, 2001 |
The Justice Department said it has lingering doubts that Verizon Communications Inc. has met the federal requirements to provide long-distance telephone service to local customers in Massachusetts. The antitrust authority urged the Federal Communications Commission, which will have final say on Verizon's application, to weigh the full record when ruling on the application.
August 1, 2001 |
Verizon Communications Inc. reported second-quarter profit in line with expectations Monday but cut its forecast for the full year because businesses are ordering fewer phone lines amid a slowing economy. The nation's largest telephone company now expects per-share earnings of $3.07 to $3.12 for fiscal 2001, less than the $3.13 to $3.17 it forecast earlier, spokesman Peter Thonis said. Sales are expected to grow about 5% to 6%, down from the 7% growth forecast in April.
August 17, 2008 |
When it comes to choosing broadband Internet providers, you can't always get what you want. But with certain limitations, you can get what you need. If you use the Internet regularly, chances are you already have broadband -- that is, a high-speed hookup, usually through your cable television provider or phone company. But are you getting it at the right speed and right price? There are more choices than ever, even though you typically have to go with a provider that serves your neighborhood.
June 6, 2003 |
Verizon Communications Inc. and other large U.S. telephone companies told federal regulators they oppose most new rules being developed to limit "slamming," or unauthorized switches of a customer's phone carrier. The Federal Communications Commission's proposed guidelines requiring more stringent verification of requests to change phone service providers would confuse consumers and add costs, Verizon, SBC Communications Inc., AT&T Corp. and rivals said in comments filed with the FCC.
February 8, 2008 |
Verizon Communications Inc. sued Charter Communications Inc., claiming infringement of eight patents for providing telephone services on a data network. Charter, the suburban St. Louis-based cable TV company should pay cash compensation for using the inventions without permission, New York-based Verizon said in a complaint filed Feb. 5 in federal court in Texarkana, Texas.