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Verizon and AT&T numbers hide a decade of broadband decay

Verizon and AT&T are both sitting on a set of figures, which luckily, investors continue to completely misread. Both represent conundrums, both fixed and wireless, for each of the two giant US operators. No wonder both of them appear to be after the same 5G prey in the form of a bidding war around Straight path. Verizon’s numbers came out as we closed our last issue, with a fall in post-paid subscribers it took most of the flak. But while Faultline Online Reporter is rarely interested in the wireless aspect of its results, it is the fixed line business where Verizon is seen as hapless. Wirelines revenue fell 0.6%, and now makes up just $7.9 billion of its business, and…

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