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    (October 7, 1983- )
    Global broadband and telecommunications company
    Formerly known as Bell Atlantic (1983-2000)
    NYSE: VZ
    Consists of GTE Southwest, Inc., Verizon California, Inc., Verizon Delaware LLC,, Verizon Florida LLC,, Verizon Maryland, Inc., Verizon New England, Inc., Verizon New Jersey, Inc., Verizon New York, Inc., Verizon North LLC,, Verizon Pennsylvania, Inc., Verizon South, Inc., Verizon Virginia, Inc., and Verizon Washington, D.C., Inc.
    Co-owner of Verizon Wireless with Vodafone
    It was one of the seven 'Baby Bell' companies spun off from the original AT&T in 1983.
    As of 2012, it was comprised of six of the 23 Bell Operating Companies that were created as a result of the break-up.
    The company was cited for spending $52.34 million on lobbying and not paying any taxes during 2008 through 2010.
    They allowed the National Security Agency to monitor phones.
    It continued censoring its network by blocking access to some IRC servers related to Wikileaks 'Operation Payback.'
    When it company re-introduced itself as Verizon in 2000, it featured ads of people flashing the V-sign.
    James Earl Jones was a spokesperson for the company in the early 2000's.
    Paul Marcarelli's 'Can you hear me now? Good!' commercials helped to raise the profile of its wireless sector.
    It is the second-largest fixed telephone provider in the United States.
    They also specialize in high speed fiber-optics internet service known as FiOS.

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