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These excerpts taken from the S 10-K filed Feb 29, 2008.

Strategy

In an effort to maintain market share in an environment where many wireline communications services, primarily stand-alone voice services, are being marketed and sold as low-cost commodities, our Wireline segment focuses on expanding its presence in the data communications markets by utilizing our principal strategic assets: our high-capacity national fiber-optic network, our Tier 1 IP network, our base of business customers, our established national brand and offerings available from our Wireless segment. We continue to assess the portfolio of services provided by our Wireline segment and are focusing our efforts on IP-based services and de-emphasizing stand-alone voice services and non-IP-based data services. For example, in addition to increased emphasis on selling IP services, we are converting many of our existing customers from asynchronous transfer mode, or ATM, and frame relay to more advanced IP technologies, in part to support our effort to move to one platform. We also are taking advantage of the growth in voice services provided by cable multiple system operators, or MSOs, as consumers increase their use of MSOs as alternatives to local and long distance voice communications providers, by providing large cable MSOs with local and long distance voice communications service, which they offer as part of their bundled service offerings.

Strategy


In an effort to maintain market share in an environment where many wireline communications services, primarily stand-alone voice services, are being
marketed and sold as low-cost commodities, our Wireline segment focuses on expanding its presence in the data communications markets by utilizing our principal strategic assets: our high-capacity national fiber-optic network, our Tier 1 IP
network, our base of business customers, our established national brand and offerings available from our Wireless segment. We continue to assess the portfolio of services provided by our Wireline segment and are focusing our efforts on IP-based
services and de-emphasizing stand-alone voice services and non-IP-based data services. For example, in addition to increased emphasis on selling IP services, we are converting many of our existing customers from asynchronous transfer mode, or ATM,
and frame relay to more advanced IP technologies, in part to support our effort to move to one platform. We also are taking advantage of the growth in voice services provided by cable multiple system operators, or MSOs, as consumers increase their
use of MSOs as alternatives to local and long distance voice communications providers, by providing large cable MSOs with local and long distance voice communications service, which they offer as part of their bundled service offerings.


This excerpt taken from the S 10-K filed Mar 7, 2006.

Strategy

The strategy of our Local segment is to sell a bundled package of products and services to meet the needs of our consumer and business and wholesale customers within our local service territories. To enable us to meet these needs, we offer a wide array of products and services that we bundle in a variety of packages.

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