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 introduces Cloud Marketplace, a one-stop shop for software-based cloud resources.

February |
2014
Financial
Vodafone Acquisition

Verizon Communications acquires Vodafone Group's 45% indirect interest in Verizon Wireless. The $130 billion deal gives Verizon full ownership of the nation's largest wireless company.

January |
2014
Financial
Intel Media Purchase

Verizon seeks to accelerate its delivery of next-generation video services by buying Intel Media's cloud TV assets, including its OnCue internet TV service.

January |
2014
Network
Intel Media Purchase

Verizon Digital Services acquires two renowned technology companies, allowing it to offer customers an unmatched suite of video encoding and delivery services.