Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications Inc. Information

Verizon Communications Inc.
Type Public (NYSE: VZ,NASDAQ: VZ)
Dow Jones Industrial Average Component
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1983
Headquarters Verizon Building
New York City, New York,United States
Key people Ivan Seidenberg
(Chairman and CEO)
Lowell McAdam
(President and COO)
Services Wireless
Ticker Symbol New York: VZ
SIC Codes 4812 4813 4822
Sector Telecommunications

Verizon Communications Contact

1095 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
United States
North America

Verizon Communications Phone Number

Tel: +1 212 395 2121  

Fax: +1 212 869 3265  

Verizon Communications Profile

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.

Verizon Communications Board of Directors

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