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Wireline network performance: How CenturyLink, Consolidated and Verizon compared in Q4 2015

How do Verizon, Consolidated Communications and CenturyLink, among others, compare when it comes to wireline network latency, throughput and availability? These three factors have a direct impact on how well operators serve businesses and consumers, making it important for customers to know what they're getting.

Frontier says it costs over $1B for carriers to provide rural voice services

Frontier, a telco that has a large rural presence, estimates that providing services in these hard-to-reach areas costs service providers over $1 billion.

Frontier, CWA protest $72M West Virginia middle mile network proposal

Frontier Communications and the CWA are opposing new legislation to develop a $72 million, 2,500-mile network serving West Virginia, one of the telco's largest states.

Frontier rebrands as its finalizes entry into Verizon markets

Frontier has adopted a new logo and updated its name as Frontier Communications in an effort to drive brand clarity.

Frontier finds fewer eligible targets for CAF-II buildouts than predicted

As Frontier Communications moves forward with building out broadband service into hard-to-reach rural areas leveraging funds from the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), the service provider is finding discrepancies in the amount of eligible targets in seven of the states where it accepted funding.

Reeve takes over as board chairman at Frontier

Frontier Communications named Pamela Reeve as its next executive board chairman, succeeding Maggie Wilderotter who served in this position after a 10-year tenure as the company's CEO.

AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier and Verizon want more time to review special access data

A group of ILECs-- AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, and Verizon-- have jointly asked the FCC to extend the deadline to submit Direct Cases related to the regulator's assessment of ILECs' special access rates.

As Frontier deal wraps, Verizon's Mead will end reign as head of strategic initiatives

Verizon filed an 8K form with the SEC that said that Dan Mead, EVP and president of strategic initiatives, will no longer be responsible for Verizon's strategic initiatives as of Dec. 31 but will continue to report to CEO Lowell McAdam.

Frontier's Jureller: Verizon acquisition gives us room to expand broadband to residential, SMB segments

With one of its final state PUC approvals from California in place, Frontier's chief financial officer is confident that when the service provider does complete the acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets in March it will be able to increase broadband penetration in the residential and small to medium business segments of these markets.

FCC to accelerate broadband builds by creating parity for cable, telecom pole attachment rates

The FCC recently granted a joint petition made by members of the cable and telecom industry that would harmonize the attachment rate cost model for pole attachments, which would be at or near the cable rate formula level, providing a level of certainty for service providers.