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Frontier, CWA Nebraska hammer out new labor agreement

Frontier Communications and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Nebraska Local 1471 have ratified a new labor agreement for customer service-focused employees who work in Kearney and Columbus, Neb.

Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse trail Frontier and CenturyLink on Netflix's June speed index

Verizon may have moved to resolve network congestion issues that impact the quality of experience for its FiOS users that access Netflix's service, but the service provider instead dropped two places in Netflix's monthly speed index.

Frontier text-enables landline phone numbers for business customers

Frontier Communications may not be a wireless operator, but the telco has launched a new service that allows its business customers to send and receive text messages using their existing phone numbers via a partnership with Zipwhip.

Frontier says it will enable 100,000 more Connecticut homes with U-verse

Frontier Communications officials told Connecticut utility regulators that if they approve the pending acquisition of AT&T's operations, the company would extend U-verse service initially to an additional 100,000 customers, reports the  New Haven Register.

Labor costs, capacity demands challenge middle mile growth

Although the growth in the middle mile has created opportunities for incumbent carriers, ILECs and upstarts, it also has some inherent challenges--such as labor costs and citing issues. Not surprisingly, much of the demand for middle mile capacity is coming from wireless providers that are trying to keep up with escalating mobile broadband growth.

Frontier lashes out at Comcast's consumer public Wi-Fi hot spot initiative

Frontier has taken another competitive shot against its main cable competitor Comcast. This time it is criticizing the cable MSO's ongoing initiative to turn its customers' broadband modems into public Wi-Fi hot spots, calling the initiative "disrespectful."

Frontier jacks up standalone broadband, FiOS video pricing by $5 a month

Frontier has increased the price of its standalone DSL service by $5 a month from $29.99 to $34.99. Customers who subscribe to Frontier's basic 6 Mbps Simply Broadband service will still be able to pay the $29.99 a month price, while new customers will have to pay the higher $34.99 rate.

Frontier says FCC's CAF II 10 Mbps proposal isn't realistic

Frontier may be a supporter of the  FCC's Connect America Fund phase II, but like others, it's concerned that the regulator's proposal to raise the broadband speed obligations from 4 to 10 Mbps is not a realistic proposition unless it alters the funding model.

Netflix, Verizon reach interconnection pact

Netflix has signed a new interconnection agreement with Verizon in an effort to improve the experience it can provide to users that leverage the service provider's fiber to the home (FTTH) network for access to the streaming video service.   

Brazil's Sercomtel sees rise in copper theft

Brazil regional service provider Sercomtel continues to see copper cable theft incidents rising in its service areas, reporting that thieves stole 1,724 meters of telephone cables in January alone.