Industry Economic And Ratings Outlook: U.S. Telecom And Cable Sectors Likely To Maintain Overall Rating Stability Jan 12

  • ID: 2084540
  • 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.
- AT&T Inc.
- Qwest Communications International Inc.
- ITC DeltaCom 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.
- Global Crossing Ltd.
- EarthLink Inc.
- Verizon Communications Inc.
- CSG Systems International Inc.
- Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc.
- Maritime Telecommunications Network Inc.
- GeoEye Inc.
- T-Mobile US Inc.
- Windstream Services LLC
- Broadview Networks Holdings Inc.
- Equinix Inc.
- PAETEC Holding Corp.
- Hargray Holdings LLC
- Integra Telecom Inc.
- UniTek Global Services Inc.
- Mobilitie Investments II LLC
- Clearwire Corp.
- Terremark Worldwide Inc.
- DigitalGlobe Inc.
- TowerCo II Holdings LLC
- Fibertech Networks LLC
- Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc.
- Cogent Communications Group Inc.
- Encompass Digital Media Inc.
- iQor Holdings Inc.
- Harron Communications L.P.
- MTPCS Holdings, LLC d/b/a Cellular One
- Goodman Networks Inc.
- Neustar, Inc.

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