FORTUNE 500 2006
Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations
Industry: Telecommunications
REVENUES PROFITS
1 Verizon Communications 18 75,112 5 7,397 -6
2 AT&T 39 43,862 7 4,786 -19
3 Sprint Nextel 59 34,680 26 1,785 N.A.
4 Comcast 94 22,255 10 928 -4
5 BellSouth 106 20,613 -9 3,294 -31
6 Qwest Communications 160 13,903 1 -779 N.A.
7 DIRECTV Group 168 13,165 11 336 N.A.
8 Alltel 251 9,487 15 1,331 27
9 Echostar Communications 273 8,426 18 1,515 605
10 Cox Communications 316 7,054 10 -231 N.A.
11 Liberty Global 408 5,285 N.A. -80 N.A.
12 Charter Communications 413 5,254 6 -967 N.A.
13 Cablevision Systems 414 5,225 6 94 N.A.
14 Level 3 Communications 521 3,677 -1 -638 N.A.
15 NTL 526 3,628 -16 766 N.A.
16 CenturyTel 697 2,479 3 335 -1
17 IDT 698 2,469 11 -44 N.A.
18 Citizens Communications 768 2,167 -1 202 181
19 Nextel Partners 858 1,802 32 605 1,026
20 NII Holdings 876 1,746 36 181 216
21 XO Communications 998 1,434 10 -147 N.A.
From the April 17th, 2006 issue
Footnote:
Due to slight differences in rounding, industry data online may not exactly match the FORTUNE 500 magazine version.
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