Schedule 13G


Washington, D.C. 20549




Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.         )*





Northern New England Spinco Inc.

(Name of Issuer)



Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)



Not Applicable

(CUSIP Number)



December 31, 2007

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)


Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

¨ Rule 13d-1(b)

¨ Rule 13d-1(c)

x Rule 13d-1(d)



*   The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act, but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

CUSIP No. Not Applicable



Names of reporting persons.


            Verizon Communications Inc.


Check the appropriate box if a member of a group (see instructions)

(a)  ¨

(b)  ¨


SEC use only



Citizenship or place of organization





Number of  



owned by  







  (5)    Sole voting power




  (6)    Shared voting power




  (7)    Sole dispositive power




  (8)    Shared dispositive power




Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting person




Check if the aggregate amount in Row (9) excludes certain shares (see instructions)







Percent of class represented by amount in Row 9




Type of reporting person (see instructions)





Item 1  


   Name of Issuer:      
     Northern New England Spinco Inc.      
Item 1  


   Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:      

One Verizon Way

Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920

Item 2  


   Name of Person Filing:      
     Verizon Communications Inc.      
Item 2  


   Address of Principal Business Office or, If None, Residence:      

140 West Street

New York, New York 10007

Item 2  


Item 2  


   Title of Class of Securities:      
     Common Stock, par value $0.01      
Item 2  


   CUSIP No.:      
     Not applicable.      
Item 3.   If This Statement Is Filed Pursuant to §§ 240.13d-1(b), or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:   
  Not applicable.   
Item 4.   Ownership.   
  a.    Amount beneficially owned:
  b.    Percent of class
  c.    Number of shares as to which such person has:
     i.    Sole power to vote or to direct the vote

     ii.    Shared power to vote or to direct the vote      
     iii.    Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of      
     iv.    Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of      
Item 5.    Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.   
   Not applicable.   
Item 6.    Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.      
   Not applicable.      
Item 7.    Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.
   Not applicable.
Item 8.    Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.      
   Not applicable.      
Item 9.    Notice of Dissolution of Group.      
   Not applicable.      
Item 10.    Certifications.      
   Not Applicable.      


After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.


February 14, 2008


/s/ Marianne Drost

Marianne Drost

Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

(Name and Title)