Verizon Virginia

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Verizon Virginia LLC
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.


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.