Verizon is leaving the email processing business but not as soon as expected. An early notification stated a drop dead conversion date of April 26 ,2017. This has been extended as per a Verizon employee who stated there is nothing to worry about if you have not received an email notification yet.
Anyone with a Verizon.net email account should be on a watch for an email to switch to AOL The email will have to be acted on within 30 days to keep your email account active.
Hopefully Verizon and AOL will handle this migration better than the notification process.