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Issuer Ranking: U.S. Telecom And Cable Issuers, Strongest To Weakest Oct 11

  • ID: 2084279
  • October 2011
  • 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 relatively stable overall. This reflects, in part, that many of the services provided by rated telecom and cable companies are virtual necessities and resistant to weak economic conditions. For wireless, growth continues at a good pace for most operators, although costs are also rising for network expansion; conversely, landline telephone companies continue to see mid- to high-single-digit percentage erosion of customers. Cable operators are generally still able to make up for the continuing loss of basic video customers to satellite and telephone rivals via rate increases, some ancillary services growth, and continued inroads into business services. The data center sector has...

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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.
- PAETEC Holding Corp.
- Hargray Holdings LLC
- Integra Telecom Inc.
- UniTek Global Services Inc.
- MCNA Cable Holdings LLC
- Mobilitie Investments II LLC
- Clearwire Corp.
- DigitalGlobe Inc.
- Skype Global S.a.r.l.
- Iridium Communications 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
- Fibertech Networks LLC
- SoftLayer Holdings Inc.
- TARGUS Information Corp.
- 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.
- CCGI Holding Corp.

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