History and Timeline

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Intro - History & Timeline

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How we got to where we are today
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Verizon Communications was created on June 30, 2000 by Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp., in one of the largest mergers in U.S. business history. GTE and Bell Atlantic evolved and grew through decades of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Today, Verizon is a global technology company delivering the promise of the digital world to millions of customers every day.

Explore our milestones below and see how it all began or view our corporate history (pdf).

 

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April |
2011
Media & Entertainment
DigitalMediaManagement

Verizon announces its new "content-to-consumer" delivery capabilities, which will enable on-demand, live and linear content across mobile devices.

2011
Network
100G Deployment

Verizon deploys 100G technology on a portion of its U.S network, giving its enterprise customers the benefit of increased performance for everything from cloud-based enterprise applications to video streaming.

2011
Financial

Verizon Wireless acquires SpectrumCo, LLC, a joint venture between Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks. The sale of Spectrum provides consumers with enhanced 4G LTE products and services.

2011
Corporate
Innovation Centers in Massachusetts and California

Verizon opens Innovation Centers in Waltham, MA, and San Francisco, CA to help innovators, entrepreneurs and industry game-changers harness the power of the 4G LTE network to develop and bring new products to market.

2011
Financial
Acquired Terremark

Terremark enhances Verizon's position in the evolving managed IT and cloud services market, accelerating the company's strategy to provide "everything-as-a-service" to business customers globally.

2011
Corporate
Lowell McAdam CEO

The Board of Directors elects Lowell C. McAdam as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Verizon Communications Inc.