Frontier has reached union labor agreements with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers AFL-CIO in California and Florida, allowing it to move forward with its $10.5 billion acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets in California, Florida and Texas that's expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and the Florida Keys have today officially joined what Comcast refers to as its "data usage trials."
AT&T is continuing with its 1 Gbps FTTH service expansion drive, announcing that it is lighting service in two more Texas cities this week-- San Antonio and neighboring New Braunfels-- and in Orlando, Fla.
AT&T has made the southeast Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Hollywood, Miami and surrounding communities the next targets for its 1 Gbps FTTP service, putting it in direct competition with Comcast which will offer an even higher speed 2 Gbps service.
A top Frontier executive sees an opportunity to increase its fiber and copper-based broadband share when it completes its purchase of Verizon's wireline properties in three states later this year.
Comcast is continuing to shake up the gigabit broadband market, announcing that it will be offering its 2 Gbps service in Florida to 1.3 million customers in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm and Jacksonville areas.
AT&T continues to deepen its U-verse footprint in the Southeast, announcing that between 2012 and 2014, it invested almost $2.8 billion to enhance its local wireline and wireless footprint in Florida.
AT&T is expanding its business service opportunities in Ohio with new fiber installed into an additional 107 multi-tenant buildings throughout the state.
Tower Cloud, a wireless backhaul specialist, is continuing to see ongoing demand from wholesale its customer base in Central Florida, and has responded by adding 782 route miles and upgrading its network to 10 Gbps.
Cablevision's short-lived OMGFAST foray into fixed wireless broadband service--which relied upon licenses the company sold to, and then leased back from, Dish Network--is coming to an end next month.