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 / XO Merger 2016

Verizon / MCI Merger (see WCOM)

Other Proceedings

Internet Interconnection Disputes

Litigation Enforcement

Open Internet Litigation

Domain Name Dispute

See ACPA discussion of ""


  • 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


Data Caps

  • "in July 2012, both AT&T and Verizon Wireless announced plans to facilitate customers' sharing of data across smartphones, tablets, and other devices.936 The new shared data plans charge a monthly fee for each device and then charge for a shared pool of monthly data transfer ranging from 1 GB to 20 GB.937 Early evidence suggests that consumers materially increase their data consumption when upgrading to Long Term Evolution ("LTE") devices" FCC Annual Video Competition Report 2013
  • No current plans to cap bandwidth; fiber gives them sufficient capacity. [Albrecht 092308]


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)