Verizon Virginia

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Verizon Virginia LLC
Formerly
The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Virginia;
Bell Atlantic - Virginia, Inc.
Subsidiary of Verizon
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1903
Headquarters Richmond, VA
Products Local Telephone Service, Verizon FiOS
Parent American Bell (1883-1899)
AT&T (1899–1983)
Bell Atlantic/Verizon (1984–present)
Website Verizon Virginia

Verizon Virginia is an American telecommunications company, that was founded as the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Virginia in 1903.

History[edit]

After 1969 Bell System corporate identity overhaul, which included the famous Saul Bass Bell logo, the name was shortened to C&P Telephone on marketing materials, bills, vehicles, etc.

In 1984, when the Bell System was divided into the Regional Bell Operating Companies, or "Baby Bells", the C&P Telephone companies became part of Bell Atlantic.

In 1994, Bell Atlantic renamed all of its operating companies. C&P Telephone of Virginia was renamed Bell Atlantic – Virginia, Inc.

After Bell Atlantic's merger with GTE in 2000, the system was renamed Verizon, and so were its Bell Operating Companies. Bell Atlantic - Virginia, Inc. was renamed Verizon Virginia, Inc.

In 2010, operations in Alleghany County that served customers in Crows and Hematite were split from Verizon Virginia and transferred to Frontier Communications of Virginia, a subsidiary of Frontier Communications.

Present day[edit]

In 2011, Verizon Virginia became a limited liability company, changing its name to Verizon Virginia LLC.