SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

November 28, 2011 08:16 ET

High Yielding Frontier Communications and Alaska Communications Aim to Keep Dividends Steady

The Bedford Report Provides Equity Research on Frontier Communications & Alaska Communications

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 28, 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 research reports on Frontier Communications, Inc. (NYSE: FTR) and Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALSK). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.bedfordreport.com/FTR
www.bedfordreport.com/ALSK

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.

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Presently Frontier Communications pays an annual dividend of 75 cents for a massive yield of around 13.7 percent. Frontier plans to expand beyond home phone services in the first half of 2012 with a trial offer of wireless services based on a resale agreement with AT&T Inc. Frontier may offer an extra discount to customers who sign up for wireless on top of home phone and Internet services, said spokesman Steve Crosby. Frontier offers discounts of up to 15 percent for customers using more than one service.

Presently Alaska Communications Systems Group pays an annual dividend of 86 cents for a hefty yield of around 16.2 percent. The company recently announced third quarter revenues of $90.3 million increased by $0.5 million, or 0.6 percent, from $89.8 million in the prior year. Enterprise revenue increased by $1.1 million, or 8.9 percent, with higher data revenue driving growth. Data revenue as a percent of total enterprise revenue now stands at 91 percent.

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