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.
Frontier Communications says it sees potential revenue opportunities to expand FiOS and business services in California, Florida, and Texas-- three markets where it will enter next year when it completes its acquisition of Verizon's assets in those states.
Frontier says that the FCC should clarify that service providers that have accepted Connect America Fund phase II (CAF-II) funding do not have to provide voice service in extremely high-cost census blocks outside of their service area.
Frontier has finally gone public with its OTT video plans, announcing its new FreedomTV service to target consumers who don't want to purchase a linear TV service.
Frontier has taken another step forward in its home automation drive, announcing support for Nest's Nest Cam and Nest Protect for qualifying broadband customers.
Frontier Communications says that as it moves to complete the integration of the Verizon assets it is buying in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider won't need to make a large capital investment in the networks to deliver higher DSL-based speeds.
Frontier is offering one year of free membership to Amazon Prime as a way to lure new broadband subscribers into its fold.
Frontier is bringing its PC maintenance and storage services to more small businesses by offering a new broadband, PC and content offering called Frontier Secure Broadband for Business.
Frontier has cleared another hurdle in its path to complete its acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets in California, Florida and Texas as the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved the transfer of Verizon's Southwest division's CLEC certificate to Frontier.
Frontier told the West Virginia Public Service Commission that it should not be required to share dark fiber facilities with competitive provider Citynet, claiming that it would chill overall fiber network investments in the state.