Verizon Home Internet Provider
Verizon wireless is United States fastest and most advanced 4G network provider and also provides the most reliable 3G service.
Its headquarters is situated in Basking Rindge, New Jersey and is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone.
The company recently launched the 4G network system in around thirty eight markets and over sixty airports. It expects to expand its 4G network to cover around one hundred and seventy five markets by 2011’s end and ultimately provide the entire 3G coverage by the end of 2013.
It is US’s first wide area wireless broadband network service provider and is the first in delivering 3G multimedia services. Verizon offers global data and voice communication services in over 200 regions in the world.
Verizon offers its consumers fast fiber technology which is capable of carrying a hundred megabits of data directly to their customer’s homes. Their services also include operation of advanced broadband backbone networks.
Verizon was formed through a series of mergers that were among the largest in the United States. The most prominent of these was the merger agreement between Bell Atlantic and GTE which took place in July 27, 1998.
When Verizon Communications began their operations in the middle of the new millennium, the management fell upon the leaders of Bell Atlantic and GTE with the former CEO and chairman of GTE becoming Verizon’s founding Chairman of the Board and co-CEO and the former Bell Atlantic CEO becoming Verizon’s founding President and co-CEO in accordance with the merger’s agreements.
Verizon has had its share of controversies beginning with December of 2004 when mail servers at Verizon.net were configured in such a way so as to decline connections from Europe, by default as a means of reducing spam email. It only allowed individual domains to be unblocked upon request which created a lot of difficulty for the subscribers trying to connect with others from Europe. The controversy reached its pinnacle when in May of 2006; USA Today revealed that Verizon, AT&T and BellSouth had provided the United States’ national security agency with millions of subscribers call records.
When accused of such unethical treatment of subscribers’ privacy, Verizon flatly denied any involvement in the matter with the turning over of records to the US government’s national security agency, but made no comments on whether their recently acquired part, MCI had done such or not.
The company finally admitted in 12 October 2007 to the United States Committee on Energy and Commerce that it did donate the customer information to the national security agency on numerous events and also admitted to provide their subscribers information to the FBI and other federal agencies approximately ninety four thousand times starting from January 2005 up until September 2007. Of all these times, there were over seven hundred times that they provided customer’s private information without being presented with a court ordained order of warrant.
With records such as these, Verizon clearly proves that they do not value the customer’s privacy and will do whatever they feel like with the customer’s information. However, their service is otherwise very good.