How did the top U.S. wireline telcos stack up in Q1?

Now that the Q1 earnings season has officially wrapped, we thought we would check on how the major Tier 1 and Tier 2 U.S. wireline operators fared in Q1 2010. Check out our special wrap up of the Tier 1 and Tier 2 ILECs' earnings reports. You can also view the performance metrics of the service providers in Q1.

Make sure to take a look at our Q4 2009 report of the Tier 1 ILECs and our Q4 roundup of the Tier 2 ILECs.

Tomorrow look out for our Q1 report on the major Canadian telcos.

April 22

AT&T
AT&T's (NYSE: T) Q1 2010 wireline revenues, while nothing to write home about, were buoyed by credible gains in both its consumer U-verse and IP-based business service segments.
--see FierceTelecom's article here
--FierceIPTV has this coverage
--FierceCable has this coverage
--see the earnings release here
--Current stock information

April 23

Verizon
Much like its RBOC brother AT&T (NYSE:T), Verizon's (NYSE:VZ) Q1 2010 earnings were another tale of slow wireless growth and continuing declines in its traditional wireline business.
--see FierceTelecom's article here
--see FierceIPTV's take
--and FierceCable's coverage
--here's the earnings here
--Current stock information

May 5

Qwest
Qwest's (NYSE: Q) merger with CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) may not be finalized until next year, but right now there's not much to smile about as the Colorado-based ILEC's profit fell by 83 percent with inevitable landline loss and slightly lower broadband growth.
--see the FierceTelecom article here
--see the earnings release here
--Current stock information

May 6

CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) found that broadband and decreased voice line loss were key in helping the service provider offset declines in overall revenue and net income.
--see the FierceTelecom article here
--see the earnings release here
--Current stock information

Windstream
Windstream (NasdaqGS: WIN) might not have a wireless business to fall back on, but that did not seem to matter in Q1 2010 as the Tier 2 provider's prospects improved with broadband subscriber growth and a decrease in PSTN landline loss.
--see the FierceTelecom article here
--see the earnings release here
--Current stock information

May 7

Frontier
Frontier Communications' (NYSE:FTR) first quarter 2010 report, while showing 17 percent growth in profit, saw decreases in revenue and broadband growth.
--see the FierceTelecom article here
--see the earnings release here
--Current stock information

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