Telecommunications Stock Trends

Over the last few years the telecommunications sector has seen a negative progression in stock value. We will look at five different telecommunication companies including Charter Communications(CHTR), Windstream(WIN), Frontier Communications(FTR), Verizon(VZ), and AT&T(T).  The overall trend remains negative throughout the industry, although needs for wireless service and fast internet remain on the rise. Competition between…

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An internet without net neutrality

Net neutrality was a Federal Communications Commission (or FCC) regulation that ensured all internet traffic would be treated equally.  This meant you could check your email, stream movies on Netflix, or shop on Amazon – and your internet service provider would treat all of your web traffic in an equal and unbiased manner.  It also…

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Feeling the Effects of the Verizon Strike

You may have seen news stories about the union strikes that are currently causing a Verizon work stoppage. Nearly 40,000 employees went out on the picket line on April 13, 2016, causing a large void in the service provider’s call and repair centers. What does this mean for current Verizon customers? WHO IS AFFECTED? This…

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The Move From Copper to Fiber

For decades, voice services have primarily been carried across the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). This is the traditional copper-based analog voice line that most of us grew up with in our homes. These lines are often referred to as POTS, or plain old telephone service. As with most services in the telecom industry, this…

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