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    Verizon Communications

    Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ, NASDAQ: VZ),[1] branded as Verizon (pronounced vərˈaɪzən və-RY-zən), is an American broadband and telecommunications company and a corporate component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.[4] It started in 1983 as Bell Atlantic (based in Philadelphia)[5] with a footprint covering New Jersey to Virginia and emerged as part of the 1984 breakup of AT&T into seven "Baby Bells." In 1997, Bell Atlantic merged with another Regional Bell Operating Company, NYNEX, based in New York City with a footprint spanning from New York to Maine. The combined company kept the Bell Atlantic name. In 2000, Bell Atlantic merged with former independent phone company GTE, and adopted the name "Verizon", a portmanteau of veritas (Latin for "truth") and horizon.[6] The company's headquarters, while always having been located in New York City, were originally at 1095 Avenue of the Americas until the Bell Atlantic-GTE merger, when its headquarters were moved Verizon Building at 140 West Street in Lower Manhattan before returning to the 1095 space in 2013.[7]

    GTE (and subs) merged with an RBOC descendent. Thereby forming the worst of eviles. They still SUCK...

    We’re Ready, Wendy’s Ready! WTF Are We Waiting For? Bring ‘em on! The revolution has begun! Come and take it!

    by Bluefin on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 02:38:46 PM PST

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