The table below provides a quick roundup of how the top U.S. wireline service providers performed in Q1 2011 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 Q1 2011 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 Q4 2010, Q3 2010, Q2 2010 and Q1 2010 results.
|1Q 2011 Results - Tier 1-2 ILECs|
|Tier 1-2 ILECs||Revenues||Total Access Lines Q1||Access Lines Q4||Broadband Additions||Total Wireline Broadband||Video
|AT&T||$31.25 billion||43.1 million||43.4 million||175,000||3.2 million||218,000 U-verse TV||N/A|
|Qwest||$2.85 billion||8.6 million||8.85 million||46,000 subscribers||3.0 million||DirecTV satellite||Merger with CenturyLink completed in April|
|Verizon||$1.44 billion||25.5 million||26 million||207,000 FiOS & DSL subscribers||8.5 million||192,000 FiOS TV subscribers||Completed Terremark acquisition|
|CenturyLink||$1.70 billion||6.39 million||6.5 million||52,000 new DSL subscribers||2.4 million (not incl. Qwest)||Expanding DISH satellite & Prism IPTV*||Integrating EMBARQ; completed Qwest acquisition on April 1|
|Frontier||$1.34 billion||5.61 million||5.74 million||10,500 (made an additional 83,000 homes broadband capable)||1.7 million||15,000 DirecTV subscribers||Integrating Verizon's rural lines|
|Windstream||$1.02 billion||3.3 million||3.3 million||29,000 DSL subscribers||1.3 million DSL subscribers||7,000 DISH customers||Completed Q-Comm acquisition|
|TDS Telecom||$1.25 billion||4,100 DSL Subscribers||261,000 (including CLEC business)||(Does not break out IPTV or Satellite numbers)||Integrating Team Companies assets|
|Cincinnati Bell||$361 million||663,000||674,100||2,500 Fioptics FTTH and 2,400 traditional DSL customers||271,000 (includes Fioptics and DSL customers)||2,500 new Fioptics entertainment customers||Completed FiberNet acquisition; divided wireless & wireline units|
|NTELOS||$155.5 million||164,644 (incl. RLEC & new CLEC lines from FiberNet)||169,493 (incl. RLEC & new CLEC lines from FiberNet)||DSL, FTTX subscribers||33,453||459 new DSL and FTTH subscribers||Completed FiberNet acquisition; divided wireless, wireline units|
|FairPoint||$254.8 million||1.1 million||1.12 million||13,600||297,491||Does not break out video subscribers||Integrated Verizon lines|
- see all related first quarter earnings news for wireline
- FierceWireless grades the top 10 U.S. wireless carriers in Q4 2010