The table below provides a quick roundup of how the top U.S. wireline service providers performed in Q4 2010 according to access line loss, broadband and video growth. It also lists ongoing activity such as mergers and acquisitions that can affect quarterly performance.
Be sure to take a look at our Q4 earnings summary, which includes more details on each provider's performance in the fourth quarter of 2010. Or, click on a company's linked title to go to its earnings report for the quarter.
Don't forget to see how these figures stack up against the performance of the Q3 2010, Q2 2010, Q1 2010 and Q4 2009 results.
4Q 2010 Results - Tier 1-2 ILECs
|Tier 1-2 ILECs||Revenues||Total Access Lines Q4||Access Lines Q3||Broadband Additions||Total Wireline Broadband||Video Additions||Mergers / Acquisitions|
|AT&T||$31.4 billion||43.4 million||46 million||210,000||million||246,000 U-verse TV & Satellite||N/A|
|Qwest||$2.9 billion||6 million||6.2 million||92,000 FTTN subscribers||2.91 million||63,000 DirecTV satellite||Being acquired by CenturyLink (expect to be finished in April)|
|Verizon||$26.4 billion||26 million||26.5 million||52,000 FiOS &s DSL subscribers||8.4 million||182,000 FiOS TV subscribers||Entered into agreement to acquire Terremark|
|CenturyLink||$1.72 billion||6.5 million||6.6 million||29,000 new DSL subscribers||2.39 million||DISH satellite & Prism IPTV||Integrating EMBARQ; plans to complete Qwest merger by April 1|
|Frontier||$1.36 billion||5.74 million||5.8 million (incl. addition of Verizon lines)||5,600 (made broadband available to 242,000 households)||1.69 million||15,800 DirecTV subscribers||Integrating Verizon's rural lines|
|Windstream||$981 million||3.3 million||3.06 million||12,000 DSL subscribers||1.3 million DSL subscribers||31,500 DISH customers||Completed Q-Comm acquisition|
|TDS Telecom||$1.265 billion||767,200||773,800||2,300 DSL subscribers||227,700 DSL subscribers||IPTV / Satellite||Struck deal to acquire Team Companies|
|Cincinnati Bell||$363 million||674,100||686,900||8,500 new DSL & Fioptics FTTH customers||256,100 (incl. Fioptics, DSL & Cable)||12,900 Fioptics Entertainment subscribers||N/A|
|NTELOS||$545.7 million||169,493 (incl. RLEC & new CLEC lines from FiberNet)||86,432 (incl. CLEC & RLEC lines||DSL, FTTX subscribers||32,994||504||Completed FiberNet acquisition; divided wireless & wireline units|
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