Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm and Report on Schedule
We consent to the incorporation by reference in the following Registration Statements:
Form S-4, No. 333-11573; Form S-8, No. 333-41593; Form S-8, No. 333-50146; Form S-4, No. 333-76171; Form S-8, No. 333-76171; Form S-8, No. 333-53830; Form S-8, No. 333-82690; Form S-4, No. 333-124008; Form S-8, No. 333-124008; Form S-4, No. 333-132651; Form S-8, No. 333-169267; Form S-8, No. 333-172501; Form S-8, No. 333-172999; Form S-8, No. 333-200398; Form S-3, No. 333-203745; Form S-3, No. 333-213439; Form S-8, No. 333-217717; and Form S-4, No. 333-218484;
of our reports dated February 23, 2018, with respect to the consolidated financial statements and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting of Verizon, incorporated by reference in this Annual Report (Form 10-K) of Verizon for the year ended December 31, 2017, and the financial statement schedule of Verizon, included below, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Report on Schedule
To the Board of Directors and Shareowners of Verizon Communications Inc.:
We have audited the consolidated financial statements of Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, and for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2017, and have issued our report thereon dated February 23, 2018 incorporated by reference in this Annual Report (Form 10-K) of Verizon from the 2017 Annual Report to Shareholders of Verizon. Our audits of the consolidated financial statements included the financial statement schedule listed in Item 15(a) of this Annual Report (Form 10-K) (the “schedule”). This schedule is the responsibility of Verizon's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on Verizon’s schedule based on our audits.
In our opinion, the schedule presents fairly, in all material respects, the information set forth therein when considered in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements.
/s/ Ernst & Young LLP
Ernst & Young LLP
New York, New York
February 23, 2018