CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, LA, CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.
Founded in 1873, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides a wide range of telecommunications products and services to residential and business customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
Comporium, Inc., headquartered in Rock Hill, SC, is a diversified privately-held communications company providing voice, video, data, wireless, security and advertising services. Comporium’s ventures include companies providing fiber transport and business solutions, data storage and managed services, smart devices and connected home/car services, and digital signage.
Founded in 1894, Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), headquartered in Mattoon, IL, is a family of companies providing advanced communications services to both residential and business customers in 11 states. Consolidated offers a wide range of services over its fiber-rich IP-based network including digital TV, high-speed Internet, voice services, and home automation and security. Consolidated offers customizable solutions to commercial and carrier businesses of all sizes ranging from data connectivity of all types, data storage and backup, cloud applications, hardware and systems, as well as hosted and traditional voice services.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRP) provides an array of communications services to businesses, including public and private institutions, as well as residential and wholesale customers. FairPoint offers voice, data, and video services to residential and business customers in rural and small urban communities in 17 states.
Great Plains Communications, in its fourth generation of family ownership, is the largest independent telecom company devoted to serving rural Nebraska. Its network covers more than 14,000 square miles. Great Plains has invested in 3,500 miles of fiber to provide service to its customers, many located in some of the most rural locations in the nation. Great Plains offers residential services, including digital local and long-distance telephone as well as high-definition cable TV and broadband Internet service, in all of its exchanges. The company also provides business services ranging from traditional voice and data products to the installation and support of large business networks. Additional services include web design, data storage, online backup, PC security and virtual server hosting.
Headquartered in Hilton Head Island, SC, Hargray provides traditional voice as well as wireless, high-speed Internet, cable, and IPTV services to residential and business customers in South Carolina and Georgia. The company also has a telephone directory publishing operation. Hargray is owned by Quadrangle Group, a private investment firm focused on the media and communications industries.
TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, WI, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS). TDS Telecom provides voice, high-speed Internet, hosted-managed, and TV entertainment services to customers in more than a hundred rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities in the United States.