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MCI authorizes Verizon deal

...to approve an $8.4 billion acquisition by Verizon Communications Inc., despite some lingering shareholder resentment...What's Next: MCI Inc.'s acquisition by Verizon Communications Inc. still needs approval from state and federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/07/bus_9903.shtml
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Verizon 2Q profit rises 93 percent

...from $29.79 billion last year. Analysts expected $31.09 billion, according to Zacks.Before February, Verizon Communications Inc. owned only 55 percent of Verizon Wireless, which is vastly more profitable than the Verizon's wholly-owned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-07-22/verizon-2q-profit-
FCC won't appeal ruling on Internet neutrality, will propose new rules, chairman says

...offerings, technological innovation and broadband investment," said USTelecom president Walter McCormick.Verizon Communications Inc. "remains committed to an open Internet that provides consumers with competitive choices and unblocked access...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-19/fcc-wont-appeal-ruling-int
Verizon agrees to buy its 45 percent wireless stake from Vodafone for $130 billion

LOS ANGELES - In one of the largest deals in global corporate history, Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to pay $130 billion to buy Vodafone Group's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless and take full control of the nation's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-02/verizon-agrees-buy-its-45-
Vodafone confirms talks with Verizon

...Vodafone PLC.Vodafone said in a statement Sunday there is no certainty that a final deal will be reached. Verizon Communications Inc. declined to comment.The buyout, if finalized, would be second only to Vodafone's $172 billion acquisition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-01/vodafone-confirms-talks-ve
AT&T to expand wireless, wired broadband reach

...After reviewing its options, AT&T concluded that it won't sell off phone lines in outlying areas like Verizon Communications Inc. did. Instead, it will pursue a split strategy of upgrading some areas to higher speeds and abandoning phone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-07/att-expand-wireless-wired-
Companies start to add up losses from Superstorm Sandy

...Friday it lost $45 million in sales from canceling more than 3,500 flights in the final days of October.Verizon Communications Inc. said Friday that it is still working to restore services for many of its customers. It warned that Sandy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-02/companies-start-add-losses
Verizon to extend phone-upgrade waiting period

...Of those, two-thirds were iPhones.Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of New York-based phone company Verizon Communications Inc., which owns 55 percent, and British cellphone company Vodafone Group PLC.Customers at No. 2 carrier AT...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-12/verizon-extend-phone-upgra
Verizon to set up video streaming service with Redbox

NEW YORK - Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. will challenge Netflix and start a video streaming service this year with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks.Verizon and Coinstar...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-02-06/verizon-set-video-streaming-service
Biz bites

...brand. Ford, which also ranks as the fifth-largest U.S. company on the Fortune 500, was followed by Verizon Communications Inc., Dell Inc. and Cingular. Ed Keller, the Ceo of Keller Fay Group, pointed out that two-thirds of brand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/25/bus_86625.shtml
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