DSL shipments remain strong; SureWest declares quarterly cash dividend

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@FierceTelecom RT @broadbandtrends: Nearly 800 million ports of #DSL have been shipped since 1999. And BTW--the last few years have been rather strong. | [email protected]FierceTelecom

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> Randall Stephenson, AT&T's CEO and chairman, will deliver a keynote speech at TIA 2012 Inside the Network Conference & Exhibition. Release

> SureWest Communications' board of directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $.10 per share. Release

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