Verizon Florida

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Verizon Florida LLC
Type Private (Subsidiary of Verizon)
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1901
Products Local Telephone Service
Parent GTE (until 2000)
Verizon (2000-present)
Website Verizon Florida

Verizon Florida LLC is a Verizon operating company providing telephone service in Florida to former GTE regions.

It was founded in 1901 as the Peninsular Telephone Company. It was later acquired by GTE and became known as General Telephone Company of Florida, and later lengthened to GTE Florida, Incorporated.[1]

In 2000, GTE Florida was renamed "Verizon Florida", upon GTE's buyout by Bell Atlantic.

It serves the Tampa Bay Area.



  1. ^ Florida Secretary of State,, Verizon North, Inc., amended articles of incorporation