CenturyLink, FairPoint and Frontier banded together in protest of the FCC's passing of a proposal to realign the special access market, saying that it would have a detrimental effect on how service providers address Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets.
Frontier Communications is reiterating its stance that if the FCC places new regulations on how ILECs price their Ethernet offerings it could inhibit competition and stall new investments in last mile infrastructure.
CenturyLink and Frontier have joined forces to petition the FCC over the ongoing special access regulation issue, arguing that the FCC should not re-impose new regulations on wholesale services ILECs provide to CLECs.
A new report from the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) has taken aim at the municipal broadband movement, suggesting that networks should be the "last resort" a municipality should consider in expanding Internet access.
The CEOs of CenturyLink, FairPoint and Frontier Communications asked the FCC to provide financial support of voice services for residential and business customers that reside outside of areas covered by the Connect America Fund Phase II program.
Frontier says it's making progress in solving issues in its new wireline properties, but that's little solace to some users who have been without service since the transition began on Friday.
Frontier has completed its $10.5 billion acquisition of Verizon's wireline operations in California, Texas and Florida, a deal that nearly doubles the mainly rural telco's size.
Frontier has unveiled a new brand called Vantage that encompasses its suite of HD TV, broadband and VoIP services on the eve of ramping up its FTTH and IPTV footprints.
CenturyLink supports the FCC's efforts to realign the Lifeline program to focus on broadband, but the service provider wants to ensure that the reforms don't unintentionally leave some consumers behind.
CenturyLink and Frontier recently asked the FCC in a joint filing to get an additional $176 million to provide services in rural areas not supported by the CAF-II program, but the National Cable Telecommunications Associations (NCTA) says the regulator should deny their request.