Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon, or the Company) is a holding company that,
acting through its subsidiaries, is one of the world�s leading providers of
communications, information and entertainment products and services to
consumers, businesses and governmental agencies with a presence in over 150
countries around the world. Formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation, we were
incorporated in 1983 under the laws of the State of Delaware. We began doing
business as Verizon on June 30, 2000 following our merger with GTE Corporation.
We have a highly diverse workforce of approximately 176,800 employees.
Our principal executive offices are located at 140 West Street, New York, New
York 10007 (telephone number 212-395-1000).
We have two reportable segments, Wireless and Wireline, which we operate and
manage as strategic business segments and organize by products and services.