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With Wireline Providers Underinvesting, Who Will Make Broadband Infrastructure Push?

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AT&T, Verizon and other large incumbent providers are not putting as much capital into their broadband wireline network infrastructure, leaving them open to further challenges from cable operators, says Moody’s in a new research note. From Fierce Telecom.

AT&T, Verizon and other large incumbent providers are not putting as much capital into their wireline network infrastructure, leaving them open to further challenges from cable operators, says Moody’s in a new research note.

The research firm noted that outside of Verizon’s FiOS FTTH deployments, the overall U.S. telecom industry has not kept pace with cable in terms of broadband.

“Except for Verizon’s FiOS footprint, the US telecom industry has underinvested in broadband,” said Mark Stodden, VP and senior credit officer for Moody’s Investor Service. “Market share gains of cable operators will persist given the capital required to catch up.”

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Source: Moody’s: Wireline providers are underinvesting in broadband | FierceTelecom

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