Verizon is giving FiOS customers the option to purchase a triple play bundle with 100 Mbps symmetrical speeds for $69 a month, reflecting its recognition that consumers want higher speeds as it winds down its FTTH roll out.
Verizon is facing another call for FiOS in New York City, this time from a group of elected officials and residents in the Bronx borough's Co-Op City development, where 72 percent of the residents are interested in getting the FTTH-based service.
Verizon told the New York Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions in a hearing this week that it invested over $1.8 billion in the state's wireline and wireless networks in 2014, refuting criticism that it has not lived up to its buildout commitments.
Verizon is now offering 50 Mbps as its default speed tier at a time when overall new subscriber growth is leveling off as it penetrates its existing markets.
Frontier has adopted a new logo and updated its name as Frontier Communications in an effort to drive brand clarity.
Verizon has completed its nationwide rollout of remote streaming of FiOS DVRs. The newly updated version of the FiOS mobile app lets users of FiOS Quantum TV and Internet services stream "nearly all" of their DVR-recorded shows from any remote location with an Internet connection.
With one of its final state PUC approvals from California in place, Frontier's chief financial officer is confident that when the service provider does complete the acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets in March it will be able to increase broadband penetration in the residential and small to medium business segments of these markets.
A high level Verizon executive sees the contract negotiations currently taking place with its union wireline workforce as an important element that is driving higher costs in its wireline business.
Frontier has gotten approval from the California Public Utilities Commission, clearing the final obstacle to complete its acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets in the state. The CPUC joins public utilities commissions in Florida and Texas in approving the deal.
FairPoint Communications has entered the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises game, announcing that it will deliver the higher speed service in Portsmouth, N.H., and a number of nearby communities over its existing last-mile network.