Alejandro S. Gonzalez (10896252)
Refresher Final Paper
Ethics/Organizational Behavior Refresher
Dr. Ben Teehankee
Telecommunications giant Verizon has gone through numerous incarnations from its
prestigious origin more than 115 years ago, evolving from the American Telephone and
Telegraph Company (AT&T), which was founded in 1885. The company's history mirrors the
history of telephone service itself in the United States.
Verizon was called The Chesapeake and Potomac (C&P) Telephone Company of West
Virginia on May 11, 1916. It began its operations on January 1, 1917, assuming the West
Virginia operations of the Central District and Printing Telegraph Co., The Chesapeake and
Potomac of Maryland and Southern Bell. On Jan 1, 1884 the company merged with Bell Atlantic
Corporation which was formed after the divestiture of the Bell System. And on June 30, 2000
Bell Atlantic and GTE merge and became VERIZON.
Verizon's International segment incorporates wire line and wireless telecommunications
operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. In Asia, Verizon has a presence in
India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. Verizon's European operations
include Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic, Gibraltar, the United Kingdom and elsewhere as the
company poises for additional opportunities in the region as technology progresses and
regulations alter there.
IT Strategy and Planning seeks to maximize the value of Information Technology for the
benefit of Verizon stakeholders, including Verizon business units, Verizon customers, Verizon
stockholders, the Verizon leadership team, and the communities Verizon serves.
IT Strategy & Planning oversees key initiatives across Verizon Information Technology
to improve coordination and planning, and to strengthen the organization’s culture of teamwork,
creativity, and leadership.