|The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Baltimore City|
The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Maryland
Bell Atlantic - Maryland, Inc.
|Subsidiary of Verizon|
|Products||Local Telephone Service, Verizon FiOS|
|Parent||American Bell (1883-1899)|
Bell Atlantic/Verizon (1984–present)
Verizon Maryland was founded in 1884 as The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Baltimore City. It changed its name to The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Maryland on January 3, 1956, and the corporate name at this point changed to C&P Telephone of Maryland.
C&P relaxed its rule against the hiring of African-Americans for white collar jobs in January 1943 due to labor shortages during World War II, but telephone operator positions remained racially segregated until the hiring of Hermie Graham for a position at a C&P office in Govans in 1974.
In 1994, Bell Atlantic renamed all of its operating companies. C&P Telephone of Maryland was renamed Bell Atlantic – Maryland, Inc.
In December 2012, Verizon Maryland, Inc., incorporated in Maryland, was merged into Verizon Maryland Merge Co., a Delaware corporation; the name of the Delaware-based company was then changed to Verizon Maryland LLC.