History and Timeline

The world is only going forward, and we’re happy to lead the way.

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.

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Watch the evolution of Verizon video

At Verizon, we’ve been building and advancing digital infrastructure and solutions for decades. Building a more connected community for all is what we do best.

Intro - History & Timeline Tool

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Explore our milestones and see how it all began
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Use the category and year filters to see how Verizon evolved into a technology leader or view our corporate history (pdf).

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November |
2014
Enterprise Solutions
Verizon CloudMarketplace

Verizon Cloud Marketplace provides enterprise clients with a one-stop shop for software-based cloud resources.

February |
2014
Financial
Vodafone Acquisition

Verizon acquires Vodafone Group Plc’s 45 percent indirect interest in Verizon Wireless giving Verizon full ownership of the industry’s best wireless network.

January |
2014
Network
Intel Media Purchase

Verizon acquires EdgeCast, an industry leader in content delivery networks, and upLynk, a leading technology and television cloud company, to further improve Verizon's ability to meet the exponential growth in online digital media content.

2014
Financial
Intel Media Purchase

The purchase of Intel’s cloud TV products and services accelerates Verizon’s delivery of next-generation video services.