NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - 11/08/10) - Dividend paying companies are attracting a lot of attention right now. Following last week's $600 billion "QE2" announcement, consensus is that interest rates will remain at exceptionally low levels for the foreseeable future. When interest rates are low investors tend to put their money into dividend paying stocks. Conversely, when interest rates rise, an investor would be more likely to place their cash into money market funds. In recent time, the Telecom Industry has been gaining popularity with investors as a dividend play. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Domestic Telecom industry and provides research reports on Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VZ - News) and Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN - News). Access to the full company reports can be found at:www.bedfordreport.com/2010-11-VZwww.bedfordreport.com/2010-11-WINInvestors usually count on dividend paying stocks during hectic times in the market, believing in the company's security and real earnings power. Several telecom companies offer dividend yields exceeding 6%, and most can maintain these hefty dividends due to their stable revenues.In Verizon's most recent earnings report, it posted a $550 million year-on-year increase in revenues. Presently Verizon pays an annual dividend of 1.95 for a yield of around 5.8%The Bedford Report releases regular market updates on the domestic telecom industry so investors can stay ahead of the crowd and make the best investment decisions to maximize their returns. Take a few minutes to register with us for free at www.bedfordreport.com and get exclusive access to our numerous analyst reports and industry newsletters.Last week Windstream reported third quarter adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 20 cents. Windstream had $155.2 million of cash and cash equivalents compared with $290 million in the year-ago quarter. Presently the company pays an annual dividend of $1 for a yield of around 7.5%.The Bedford Report provides Analyst Research focused on equities that offer growth opportunities, value, and strong potential return. We strive to provide the most up-to-date market activities. We constantly create research reports and newsletters for our members. The Bedford Report has not been compensated by any of the above mentioned companies. We act as an independent research portal and are aware that all investment entails inherent risks. Please view the full disclaimer at: http://www.bedfordreport.com/disclaimer.php.