With the first quarter 2014 earnings season now complete, FierceTelecom is taking a look at the results of the top U.S. ILECs. In this report, we break down the numbers in our quarterly chart, which summarizes how the top 13 ILECs performed in terms of revenue, access line losses, and subscriber additions.
Out of all the telcos that applied for the USDA's Rural Utilities Service grants as part of the ARRA broadband stimulus funding program in 2009 and 2010, TDS Telecom was the most aggressive. In which communities is it allocating those funds? Find out in this report.
The time to innovate couldn't be any more pressing for the wireline telecom industry as traditional operators look to shut down 100-year-old TDM networks and transition to all-IP infrastructure. FierceTelecom profiles eight up-and-coming executives meeting the demands of a changing landscape.
At a time when the entire telecom industry is moving towards IP-based voice services, Granite Telecommunications' focus on providing traditional POTS services could seem out of place. However, the privately held company continues to grow its annual revenue. Rand Currier, COO of Granite, recently sat down with Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, to talk about Granite's growth strategy, customer philosophy and why POTS services still matter to large multi-site businesses.
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