SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

July 11, 2011 08:16 ET

Drop in Wire-Line Demand Puts Telecom Dividends at Risk

The Bedford Report Provides Investment Research on Frontier Communications and Windstream

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2011) - One of the more popular dividend plays is via companies in the telecom sector. Even during the recession, while many companies slashed their dividend payments, most telecoms did not. The abrupt drop in home phone line demand has led several telecom companies to adopt new business to stabilize revenues, and keep their dividends strong. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Telecom sector and provides equity research on Frontier Communications, Inc. (NYSE: FTR) and Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ: WIN). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Windstream Corporation has been working to transition its business more towards broadband in hopes of cashing in on the growing levels of mobile data consumption. Most companies in the telecom industry are seeing a shift away from wire-line communications. While this does not necessarily pertain to internet access, consumers are looking to their mobile phones as their primary connection as opposed to old fashioned "wall connections."

Presently Windstream pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share for a hefty yield of around 7.6 percent.

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Frontier pays an annual dividend of $0.75 for a massive yield of around 9.2 percent. The company says that it plans to hold the dividend steady for the next two years while they fully integrate their recently acquired wirelines. As of the most recent quarter Frontier had 5.6 million access lines -- up from 2.1 million a year earlier.

Yahoo recently announced that, later this year, Frontier customers will be upgraded to a co-branded Frontier-Yahoo! email experience powered by Yahoo! Mail, the No. 1 email service in the US.

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