|Verizon Communications Inc.|
|Type||Public (NYSE: VZ,NASDAQ: VZ)
Dow Jones Industrial Average Component
New York City, New York,United States
|Key people||Ivan Seidenberg
(Chairman and CEO)
(President and COO)
|Ticker Symbol||New York: VZ|
|SIC Codes||4812 4813 4822|
1095 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Tel: +1 212 395 2121
Fax: +1 212 869 3265
Verizon Communications Inc. is a multinational broadband and telecommunications company and it is part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company was established in the year 1983 in Philadelphia. The name of the company was Bell Atlantic initially and it covered New Jersey to Virginia and NYNEX based in New York City and straddling from New York to Maine which came out as part of the 1984 AT&T fragmentation into seven "Baby Bells."
Bell Atlantic was amalgamated with Regional Bell Operating Company, NYNEX, in the year 1997 and it was combined with GTE on June 30, 2000. After the merger the name was converted into Verizon Communications Inc. The name Verizon is a unification of veritas and horizon, and the pronunciation of the company is rhythmic with the word ‘horizon’.
Headquarters of the company is situated in the Verizon Building at 140 West Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City.
Verizon Communications Inc. provides several land line services such as standard POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and optical fiber line services. The company also offers long distance services.
Other services of Verizon include Verizon Voice Messaging, Verizon Wireless, Voice over IP (VoIP), FiOS Video and High Speed Internet DSL Internet. The Yellow Pages business of Verizon is well-known as SuperPages. It is a Texas-based sales, publishing service associated with 1,200 directory titles and about 121 million copies are circulated in 41 states.
|Richard L Carrin, Director||Clarence Otis Jr, Director|
|M Frances Keeth, Director||Hugh B Price, Director|
|Robert W Lane, Director||Rodney E Slater, Director|
|Sandra O Moose, Director||Ivan G Seidenberg, Chairman and CEO|
|Joseph Neubauer, Director||John W Snow, Director|
|Donald T Nicolaisen, Director||John R Stafford, Director|
|Thomas H OBrien, Director|