Verizon's FiOS TV was the top ranked subscription TV service in the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index released Tuesday, while Charter Communications generated the most improvement compared to last year's survey.
CenturyLink's chief financial officer said that its aggressive fiber to the tower plans will help it stabilize revenue and reduce maintenance costs.
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CenturyLink's Prism TV IPTV service provided a much-needed revenue and subscriber boost to the carrier's first quarter earnings and continued to play an integral role in the telco's overall "broadband initiative," company executives said during comments on those Q1 results.
CenturyLink saw an uptick in broadband and Prism IPTV subscribers that drove up its Q1 2013 strategic consumer revenues 5.4 percent year-over-year to $620 million, but the carrier's overall consumer revenues declined, and it forecast "significantly lower" broadband growth in the next quarter.
CenturyLink reported on Tuesday afternoon that most of the outages that left an estimated 1 million consumer and business broadband customers without Internet service in 21 states has been restored.
CenturyLink is grappling with a nationwide Internet outage that's left customers without Internet access in 21 states. The telco confirmed the outage on its Facebook page but at deadline had not responded to inquiries about the cause of the problem.
First quarter earnings results are pouring in, and it's again apparent that IPTV as a service, application or just part of an overall broadband bundle is a winner. But not all service providers have realized this yet, and they continue to put their potentially biggest profit baby in a corner.
CenturyLink is catering to the sports fanatics who subscribe to its Prism IPTV offering by signing a multiyear carriage agreement with Universal Sports that will enable the carrier to offer new sports content in nine markets, including Las Vegas, Phoenix, central North Carolina and southwest Florida.