SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

December 07, 2011 08:16 ET

Dividend Paying Alaska Communications and Windstream Corporation Benefit From Increased Exposure

The Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on Alaska Communications & Windstream Corporation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 7, 2011) - High yielding domestic telecom companies have performed well in recent quarters as the Obama-endorsed Broadband Stimulus Program has sparked expansion, offsetting the overall sluggish economy. Over the next ten years, the FCC together with the Department of Commerce plan to identify unused airwaves to raise the size of available spectrum for wireless broadband services to 500 MHz. The Paragon Report examines the outlook for companies in the Domestic Telecom Services industry and provides research reports on Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALSK) and Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ: WIN). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Earlier this year, President Obama called on congress to spend close to $19 billion to subsidize 4G mobile broadband deployment to 98 percent of the country within five years and to build a nationwide mobile broadband network for emergency response agencies. While about 90% of South Koreans subscribe to broadband service, only about 65% of US residents do, President Obama suggested in a speech at Northern Michigan University. "When it comes to high-speed Internet, the lights are still off in a third of our households," he said.

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Obama's ambitious broadband plans have been well accepted by rural carriers, while large telecom operators are already funding projects to deploy super-fast 4G networks of WiMAX and LTE Long-Term Evolution (LTE).

Windstream Corporation is a communications and technology solutions provider, specializing in complex data, high-speed Internet access, and voice and transport services to customers in 29 states. Last month the Federal Communications Commission approved Windstream's application to acquire PAETEC Holding Corp. "This merger creates a $6 billion company with nationwide reach and continues Windstream's transformation to a next-generation communications and technology provider with a full suite of enterprise-focused solutions," said Jeff Gardner, Windstream president and CEO. Windstream currently pays an annual dividend of one dollar per share for a yield of around 8.5 percent.

Alaska Communications Systems Group has one of the highest yields in the domestic telecom space. Currently the company pays an annual dividend of 86 cents per share for a massive yield of around 16.1 percent.

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