Innovations, Personnel Changes Draw Competition Toward with Major Players - Research Report on CenturyLink, Windstream, Cincinnati Bell, BCE and Frontier Communications

NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL), Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN), Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB), BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) and Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ:FTR). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

CenturyLink, Inc. Research Report

CenturyLink recently expanded its Prism TV services in two locations in Phoenix, Arizona, and plans to cover the entire city within a few years, as the company continues to invest on the expansion of its video service. The service, which brings video service over the broadband network and is marketed as an alternative to cable and satellite TV, has been instrumental to CenturyLink's growth, penetrating in up to 10 percent of its eight existing markets. Meanwhile, CenturyLink reported mixed Q4 and full-year 2012 results, due to the performance of broadband, Prism TV, fiber-to-the-tower and data hosting units along with high demand from customers and low operating expenses. The Full Research Report on CenturyLink, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/b8be_CTL]

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Windstream Corporation Research Report

Windstream has announced that its board has appointed board member Jeffrey Hinson as chairman replacing Dennis Foster, who will continue as board member, effective May 1 this year. Meanwhile Francis Frantz will replace Hinson as chairman of the audit committee. These moves are part of the board's practice of reviewing the chairman and committee chairman positions for rotation after a three-year term. In other news, Windstream announced the nationwide expansion of its Carrier Switched Ethernet service, which allows the availability of the company's network through existing network interconnects. The service, which gives carriers the ability to provide more cost-effective multi-location data solutions to their customers, will enhance the current service offerings to include major metro areas across the US. The Full Research Report on Windstream Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/e581_WIN]

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Cincinnati Bell Inc. Research Report

Cincinnati Bell reported its Q4 2012 results, posting revenue growth and posted a smaller loss from the same quarter last year due to the absence of impairment and restructuring charges they had during the period. Revenue came in at $374.7 million, up 3 percent from $365.3 million year over year, while earnings came in at a loss of 1 cent per share, down from earnings of 3 cents per share the previous year. In comparison, analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $367.7 million and earnings of 3 cents per share. For fiscal 2013, Cincinnati Bell expects revenue and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $1.2 billion and $390 million, respectively. In addition, the company expects to increase its capital investment on fiber deployment to consumers and businesses in Cincinnati that will boost the Wireline business in 2014. The Full Research Report on Cincinnati Bell Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/c8bc_CBB]

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BCE Inc. Research Report

BCE has been cleared by Canada's Competition Bureau to complete its acquisition of Astral Media for $3.38 billion, with the condition that the company offloads certain Pay-TV and radio assets. The deal, which would have resulted to becoming the largest French language channel in the country, was previously rejected on October last year citing antitrust issues with BCE in the broadcasting sector. BCE will retail eight of Astral's TV channels including 6 French language channels and two English language channels, but should sell six of Astral's TV joint ventures including the bilingual Teletoon and Cartoon Network Canada to competitor Corus Entertainment Inc. Corus will also get two of Astral's radio stations as part of the divestiture requirement. The Corus transaction is valued at $400.6 million and is also subject to regulatory approvals. Meanwhile some of the popular Astral Media TV channels and eight English language radio channels will be sold through an auction process. The Full Research BCE Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/4537_BCE]

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Frontier Communications Corp Research Report

Frontier Communications announced that its network enhancements and capital investments for its operations in Pennsylvania in 2012 amounted to more than $25.5 million. The investment was intended to deliver improved broadband speeds to more than 40 percent of its customer base, deploying new equipment and augmented devices in 100+ network locations. For businesses, the company invested in 1 Gbps or higher Ethernet solutions, as well as Dedicated Internet Access and point-to-point services. For residential customers, Frontier increased bandwidth and network capacity, with speeds of 25 Mbps download/2 Mbps upload. In other news, the company's board has appointed John M. Jureller as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The Full Research Report on Frontier Communications Corp - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/76b1_FTR]

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