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Verizon Communications Inc.
TypeCross-listed Public company
Traded asNYSEVZ
NASDAQVZ[1]
Dow Jones Industrial Average Component
S&P 500 Component
IndustryTelecommunications
Predecessor(s)American Telephone and Telegraph Company
When it was createdOctober 7, 1983 (as Bell Atlantic)[2]
HeadquartersVerizon Building
New York City, United States
Key peopleLowell McAdam
(Chairman, President and CEO)
ServicesFixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband and fixed-line internet services, digital television and network services
Money earnedIncrease US$ 110.8 billion (2011)[3]
Operating incomeDecrease US$ 18.8 billion (2011)[3]
Net incomeDecrease US$ 2.4 billion (2011)[3]
Total assetsIncrease US$ 230.4 billion (2011)[3]
Total equityDecrease US$ 85.9 billion (2011)[3]
Employees188,200 (2012)[3]
DivisionsVerizon New England
Verizon New York
Verizon Delaware
Verizon New Jersey
Verizon Pennsylvania
Verizon North
Verizon Maryland
Verizon Washington, D.C.
Verizon Virginia
Verizon California
SubsidiariesCellco Partnership (Verizon Wireless) (55%)
GTE
MCI Inc.
NYNEX
Diamond State Telephone
New Jersey Bell
Bell of Pennsylvania
Verizon North
The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company
Verizon California
Terremark
Vodafone Italy (23.14%)
Websitewww.verizon.com

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSEVZ),[1] is a telephone, internet service provider, and television company in the United States. It also owns a mobile phone company, Verizon Wireless. Verizon was created in 2000 by merging GTE and Bell Atlantic. These companies had already absorbed other companies, some of them more than a hundred years old.

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