Issuer Ranking: U.S. Telecom & Cable Companies, Strongest To Weakest Jan 12

  • ID: 2083902
  • January 2012
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors
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Standard & Poor's Rating Services' view of the credit outlook on the U.S. telecommunications and cable TV sectors is for relatively stable rating trends overall, recognizing that since many of the services rated telecom and cable companies provide are de facto near-necessities, demand remains good even in a weak economy. For the wireless sector, growth continues, albeit at a generally slowing pace for most operators, as the industry matures. In contrast, conventional landline telephone companies continue to experience mid- to high-single-digit losses of residential customers to wireless substitution and to cable telephony. In the cable sector, to date, most operators have been able to somewhat more than offset the continuing loss of video customers to satellite and to rival telephone...

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- CenturyLink Inc.
- Cincinnati Bell Inc.
- Frontier Communications Corp.
- Comcast Corp.
- Sprint Communications Inc.
- Cox Enterprises Inc.
- Telephone and Data Systems Inc.
- AT&T Inc.
- Cablevision Systems Corp.
- DISH Network Corp.
- NII Holdings Inc.
- GCI Inc.
- Primus Telecommunications Group Inc.
- Crown Castle International Corp.
- Mediacom Communications Corp.
- IPC Systems Inc.
- Level 3 Communications Inc.
- FairPoint Communications Inc.
- TW Telecom Inc.
- Convergys Corp.
- EarthLink Inc.
- Sidera Networks Inc.
- American Tower Corp.
- Leap Wireless International Inc.
- Verizon Communications Inc.
- Charter Communications Inc.
- Insight Communications Co. Inc.
- Intelsat S.A.
- SBA Communications Corp.
- TNS Inc.
- Amdocs Ltd.
- CSG Systems International Inc.
- Block Communications Inc.
- Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc.
- Time Warner Cable Inc.
- Atlantic Broadband Finance LLC
- Knology Inc.
- Telcordia Technologies Inc.
- Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.
- Maritime Telecommunications Network Inc.
- Global Tel*Link Corp.
- GeoEye Inc.
- NTELOS Holdings Corp.
- WideOpenWest Finance LLC
- T-Mobile US Inc.
- Windstream Services LLC
- U.S. TelePacific Holdings Corp.
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- Broadview Networks Holdings Inc.
- Equinix Inc.
- Hargray Holdings LLC
- Integra Telecom Inc.
- UniTek Global Services Inc.
- MCNA Cable Holdings LLC
- Mobilitie Investments II LLC
- Clearwire Corp.
- DigitalGlobe Inc.
- ViaSat Inc.
- Cequel Communications Holdings I LLC
- TowerCo II Holdings LLC
- Zayo Group LLC
- Securus Holdings Inc.
- PRWireless Inc.
- RCN Telecom Services LLC
- The Telx Group Inc.
- Midcontinent Communications
- CCGI Holding Corp.
- Fibertech Networks LLC
- SoftLayer Holdings Inc.
- Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc.
- Cogent Communications Group Inc.
- Syniverse Holdings Inc.
- Encompass Digital Media Inc.
- iQor Holdings Inc.
- Harron Communications L.P.
- Hughes Satellite Systems Corp.
- Goodman Networks Inc.
- Neustar, Inc.

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