Federal Internet Law & Policy
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Verizon Dont be a FOOL; The Law is Not DIY

- Bandwidth Caps
- BOCs
>Bell Atlantic / GTE
> Bell Atlantic Wholesale DSL
Verizon & Gripe Sites
- Net Neutrality
- Forbearance
- Backbone Policy

- PSTN Transition
- Video
- Data Caps


Verizon / Yahoo!

Verizon / XO Merger 2016

Verizon / AOL 2015

Verizon / America Movil 2007

Verizon / MCI Merger 2005

Bell Atlantic / GTE 2000 (becomes Verizon)

Bell Atlantic / NYNEX 1997

1984 AT&T Divestiture

Other Proceedings

Litigation Enforcement

Physical Network

Broadband Measurement

Network Management

Data Caps

Open Internet Litigation

Internet Interconnection Disputes

Domain Name Dispute

See ACPA discussion of ""


Data Centers

  • Equinix to buy 29 Verizon Data Centers for $3.6B, USA Today Dec. 6, 2016 ("Redwood City, Calif.-based Equinix will get 24 Verizon customer-facing data sites, which include  29 data center buildings across 15 metro areas in the U.S. and Latin America. Data centers typically store large amounts of data on hard drives.")
  • Shira Ovide and Rani Molia, Verizon Finds Only the Biggest Thrive Down on the Data Farm, MSPMentor, Bloomberg, Dec. 7, 2016 ("For Verizon and many of its telecom peers, the data-center business never became as big as they hoped as tech giants such as Inc. fundamentally changed the industry's dynamics. The result is a wave of capitulations by data-center owners. CenturyLink Inc., Windstream Holdings Inc. and India's Tata Communications Ltd. sold all or some of their data-center operations. Rackspace Hosting Inc., one of the biggest independent owners of data centers, agreed to a sale last summer. AT&T Inc. has also been trying to sell its data-center business.")



DHS Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS)

Verizon is a Communications Service Provider accredited to provide ECS. [DHS ECS]

Verizon, 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report at 15 (2015)



  • 2021: Verizon Divests Yahoo! and AOL
  • 2016 Verizon announces intent to acquire XO
  • 2015 Verizon acquires AOL Fortune June 24, 2015
  • Frontier Communications Corporation and Verizon Communications Inc., WC Docket No. 09-95, Memorandum Opinion and Order, 25 FCC Rcd 5972 (2010).
  • 2011 Verizon Challenges the 2010 Open Internet Rules
  • 2007 Verizon acquires America Movil
  • 2005 MCI Acquisition
  • 2000 Bell Atlantic / GTE Merger - Becomes Verizon
  • 1997: Bell Atlantic NYNEX Merger
  • 1993: "We will spend $11 billion over the next five years to rapidly build full-service networks capable of providing these services within the Bell Atlantic Region." [Kushnick (quoting 1993 BA Annual Report)]
  • 1993: "We're prepared to install between 1.5 and 2 million fiber optic lines through 1996 to begin building our portion of the Information
    Superhighway." [Kushnick (quoting 1993 NYNEX Annual Report)]
  • 1984 AT&T Divestiture - creation of the RBOCs


  • Nearly 1.2 Million Add Broadband in the First Quarter of 2014, Leichtman Research Group (May 20, 2014), ("In 2014, the top 17 BIAS providers represented 93% of the market.  The top providers were Comcast (21 million subscribers), AT&T (17 m), Time Warner Cable (now part of Charter, 12 m), Verizon (9 m), Centurylink, (6 m), Charter (5 m), and Cablevision (3 m).")