Verizon Communications is the second largest telephone company in the United States, following AT&T. It was formed in 2000 with the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE Corporation. It offers traditional landline telephone service, DSL, and a fiber to premises service known as FiOS, which carries phone, internet, and cable television services, as well as cellular phone and mobile internet service (using CDMA technology). The company is currently headquartered in New York, New York.
- Verizon received a taxpayer bailout in 2008-09.
- Verizon was found to be injecting "super cookies" into webpages viewed through their network