Grading the top 13 wireline service providers in Q3 2013

With the third quarter 2013 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.

And don't forget to see how these figures stack up against the second quarter of 2013, first quarter of 2013,fourth quarter of 2012, third quarter 2012, and second quarter 2012.

Also, take a few minutes to review our earnings summary for the wireline industry in the third quarter of 2013. It's an opportunity to scan the results of 35 of the most influential wireline service providers and vendors in this segment, with links to complete coverage of each company. And, when the Q4 season begins, tune in again for coverage of all of the earnings action here at FierceTelecom.

Take a look at the metrics below to see which of the top 13 ILEC service providers slipped and which managed to rise. 

Q3 2013 Roundup--Top ILECs

Carrier

Total revenue

Access lines Q3

Access lines Q2

Broadband adds / drops

Total wireline broadband subs

Video adds / drops

M&A activity

AT&T
 

$32.2B

29.2M

30.2M

655,000 U-verse; (26,000) DSL

9.7M

265,000 U-verse TV

N/A

Verizon

$30.3B

21.5M

21.8M

173,000 FiOS Internet

5.9M

135,000 FiOS Video

N/A

CenturyLink

$4.52B

13.2M

13.3M

33,000

5.94M

17,000 Prism TV

N/A

Windstream

$1.5B

1.75M

1.78M

(33,000)

1.18M

(221) satellite

N/A

Frontier

$1.18B

Not reported

Not reported

26,800

1.83M

10,500 Dish Network

N/A

FairPoint

$236M

895,490

912,678

(1,922)

330,698

Not reported

N/A

TDS Telecom

$234.5M

358,200

342,200 residential ILEC

(2,200)

229,500

1,700 IPTV

Acquired MSN Communi-cations

Cincinnati Bell

$311M

541,200

550,000

7,500 Fioptics

265,600 DSL & Fioptics

6,500 Fioptics

Cyrus One IPO

Consolidated Communications

$150.8M

259,605

262,581

1,210

252,516

4,680

Converting SureWest billing systems

Hawaiian Telcom

$97.7M

388,882

394,412

3,683

90,253*

7,300

Integrating Wavecom assets

Shentel

$77.5M

22, 200

22,419

(100) DSL

12,500 DSL

(138)

N/A

Lumos Networks

$51.6M

29,518 RLEC

30,129

4,583

47,190

311

N/A

HickoryTech

$47.1M

40,466

41,124

1,042

20,793

986

Integrated IdeaOne; will rebrand to Enventis

* Includes residential, business and wholesale.

 

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