Sizing up the Tier 1/Tier 2 telcos' Q3 2010 performance

Q3 earnings chartThe table below provides a summary of how the top U.S. wireline service providers performed in Q3 2010 according to access line loss, broadband and video growth.

Be sure to take a look at our Q3 earnings page.

Don't forget to see how these figures stack up against the performance of the Q2 2010, Q1 2010 and Q4 2009 results.

 

3Q 2010 Results - Tier 1-2 ILECs
Tier 1 ILECs Revenues Total Access Lines Q3 Access Lines Q2 Broadband Additions Total Wireline Broadband Video Additions Mergers / Acquisitions
AT&T $31.6 billion 46 million 47.8 million 148,000 16.1 million 236,000 U-verse N/A
Qwest $2.9 billion 6.2 million 7.0 million Added 92,000 FTTN, lost 52,000 DSL subs 2.9 million 12,000 DirecTV satellite Being acquired by CenturyLink
Verizon $31.6 billion net 26.5 million 27.1 million 61,000 8.3 million 3.29 million N/A
CenturyLink $1.75 billion 6.6 million 6.7 million 29,000 2.4 million DISH customers Integrating CenturyTel / EMBARQ / upcoming Qwest
Frontier $1.4 billion 5.8 million (including addition of Verizon lines) 1.2 million 5,000 1.6 million 11,000 Integrating Verizon's rural lines
Windstream $966 million 3.06 million 3.09 million 15,700 1.29 million 8,000 DISH customers Completed Iowa Networks deal; now integrating Q-Comm
TDS Telecom $1.3 billion 773,800 779,200 2,200 225,400    
Cincinnati Bell $352 million 686,900 699,900 2,300 251,300   Acquired data center operator Cyrus One
NTELOS $10.8 million 85,707 (including CLEC & RLEC lines)  86,432 500 25,302 324 Bought FiberNet assets from One Communications
SureWest $61 million 105,600 107,000   99,200 900  
Compiled from Q3 earnings releases. Click here for Q3 2010 summaries.
Sizing up the Tier 1/Tier 2 telcos' Q3 2010 performance
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