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The Bedford Report

November 30, 2011 08:16 ET

High Yielding CenturyLink and Windstream Showing Signs of Growth

The Bedford Report Provides Investment Research on CenturyLink and Windstream

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - The Domestic Telecom industry is one that is constantly evolving and changing to keep up with the available technology and shifting demands. Companies continue to face strong competition from cable and wireless providers which has resulted in mixed quarterly results for the industry. Any drop in earnings is of concern to telecom investors, as most turn to the sector for the hefty dividends most key players pay. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Telecom sector and provides equity research on CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ: WIN). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.bedfordreport.com/CTL

www.bedfordreport.com/WIN

For telecom corporations in mature markets like the United States, some companies are looking for new ways to drive profits. Many companies in the industry are building their data-center businesses in expectation of a move to cloud computing. The cloud computing trend could change the telecom business significantly, with both business and individuals storing their data in facilities designed to hold and secure their files and information.

By adopting Internet cloud computing, the telecommunications industry can organize and apply network storage, computing, and software service resources.

The Bedford Report releases regular market updates on the telecom sector so investors can stay ahead of the crowd and make the best investment decisions to maximize their returns. Take a few minutes to register with us free at www.bedfordreport.com and get exclusive access to our numerous analyst reports and industry newsletters.

Presently Windstream pays an annual dividend of one dollar per share for a hefty yield of approximately 9 percent. Last week the company announced that the Federal Communications Commission approved its 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.

CenturyLink pays an annual dividend of $2.90 per share for a hefty yield of around 8.1 percent. The company has been focused on expanding its high-speed Internet, and high-bandwidth Ethernet offerings as well as its managed hosting and cloud services, and it expects to continue to show growth in these areas.

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