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.
Verizon maintains that it won't build out FiOS to any new communities, but Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says the telco has not met the goals of the agreement it signed with the city six years ago.
As Frontier Communications nears the completion of its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider has pledged to keep pricing consistent with what customers in those markets are currently paying.
Verizon may not be interested in bringing FTTH services to more areas, but in the markets that are lucky enough to have it the service provider won't have to allocate more capital to connect customers that lie within the path of the fiber network.
Frontier Communications took another step forward in its pending acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets in California, Florida and Texas as an administrative judge with the California Public Utilities Commission issued a favorable Proposed Decision (PD) suggesting the deal be approved.
As Frontier moves forward with its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider is getting its back office infrastructure in order by implementing Ericsson's next-gen Agility Suite OSS architecture.
Following a study made by New York Public Service Commission about the state of telecommunications, Verizon has asked the regulator to implement a series of reforms that it says will promote innovation and investment.
It sounds like Comcast and perhaps Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox Communications may be preparing to execute on their MVNO deals with Verizon and that offering, as rumored, will probably be a Wi-Fi-first mobile service.
Verizon may be selling off a sizeable piece of its wireline network base to Frontier, but the service provider will have a concentrated FTTH base allowing it to effectively compete with Altice when the France-based company completes its Cablevision acquisition.
Boston may be willing to bend over backwards to give Verizon anything it needs to wire up the city with FTTH, but that plea fell on deaf ears as the telco recently told the City Council it won't bring the service to any new areas.