Rank: 17 (Previous rank: 17)
Compare tool: Verizon Communications vs. Top 10
CEO: Ivan G. Seidenberg
Address: 140 West St.
New York, NY 10007
It was no iPhone "killer" but the Blackberry Storm did help Verizon grow its profit in 2008 as customers lined up to buy the touch-screen smartphone. Closing its $28.1 billion purchase of Alltel in January 2009 made Verizon the nation's biggest wireless company with 83.7 million customers.
The company is pushing ahead with its FIOS TV and Internet services in the hopes of making up for the continued decline in its landline business, as more users cut the cord and use only their cells. - J.R.
What Readers Say
They speak out on Exxon Mobil and other 500 companies...