Note: According to America Blog Verizon is saying they are not involved
The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing information about the calls of ordinary Americans...Just before this report was released 72 (71 Dems and 1 Ind.) members of Congress filed papers to end Bush's warrantless NSA eavesdropping program. The law makers argue that Congress never authorized the spying program. Also the DOJ had to drop its case into the government's warrantless eavesdropping program because NSA refused to grant Justice Department lawyers security clearance.
For the customers of these companies, it means that the government has detailed records of calls they made — across town or across the country — to family members, co-workers, business contacts and others.