Grading the top 10 wireline service providers in Q1 2011

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.

1Q 2011 Results – Tier 1-2 ILECs
Tier 1-2 ILECsRevenuesTotal Access Lines Q1Access Lines Q4Broadband AdditionsTotal Wireline BroadbandVideo 
AT&T$31.25 billion43.1 million43.4 million175,0003.2 million218,000 U-verse TVN/A
Qwest$2.85 billion 8.6 million8.85 million46,000 subscribers3.0 millionDirecTV satelliteMerger with CenturyLink completed in April
Verizon$1.44 billion25.5 million26 million207,000 FiOS & DSL subscribers8.5 million192,000 FiOS TV subscribersCompleted Terremark acquisition
CenturyLink$1.70 billion6.39 million6.5 million52,000 new DSL subscribers2.4 million (not incl. Qwest)Expanding DISH satellite & Prism IPTV*Integrating EMBARQ; completed Qwest acquisition on April 1
Frontier$1.34 billion5.61 million5.74 million10,500 (made an additional 83,000 homes broadband capable)1.7 million15,000 DirecTV subscribersIntegrating Verizon's rural lines
Windstream$1.02 billion3.3 million3.3 million29,000 DSL subscribers1.3 million DSL subscribers7,000 DISH customersCompleted Q-Comm acquisition
TDS Telecom$1.25 billion  4,100 DSL Subscribers261,000 (including CLEC business)(Does not break out IPTV or Satellite numbers) Integrating Team Companies assets
Cincinnati Bell$361 million663,000674,1002,500 Fioptics FTTH and 2,400 traditional DSL customers271,000 (includes Fioptics and DSL customers)2,500 new Fioptics entertainment customersCompleted FiberNet acquisition; divided wireless & wireline units
NTELOS$155.5 million164,644 (incl. RLEC & new CLEC lines from FiberNet)169,493 (incl. RLEC & new CLEC lines from FiberNet)DSL, FTTX subscribers33,453459 new DSL and FTTH subscribers Completed FiberNet acquisition; divided wireless, wireline units
SureWest$60.5 million102,900107,300300311,6004,600N/A
FairPoint $254.8 million1.1 million1.12 million13,600297,491Does not break out video subscribersIntegrated Verizon lines


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