said by CXM_Splicer:
The simplest answer to my question is 'from the wireline divisions' which further illustrates that, even though it is a partially owned subsidiary, the US portion of VZW is not somehow separate from VZ (which it is often touted as being).
That is a simplistic, yet not totally accurate answer. VZW is a subsidiary, primarily owned and managed by VZ. Legally, it's a separate company. Operationally, the two are intertwined to the point that there's not a whole lot of distinction between the two. Then again, I think you understand all of this.