Calix says that since service providers are still in the process of choosing how much money they will accept from the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund, it won't begin to see real revenue benefits until sometime next year.
Frontier has joined Level 3 Communications and industry group COMPTEL in asking the FCC to clarify the rules regarding pole attachment rates for cable and traditional telecom providers, as well as making the rates more uniform.
Frontier Communications has won four contracts to supply next-generation 911 systems in New York, serving six counties within and outside of its service footprint in the state.
When Frontier completes its acquisition of Verizon's assets in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider will leverage its eligible funding from the Connect America Fund's second phase (CAF II) to bring broadband services to underserved areas of California and Texas.
Frontier told the FCC in a filing that it has devised a cutover strategy with Verizon for its purchase of the ILEC's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas, one that it says will ensure there will be no service disruptions to its retail and wholesale customers.
Frontier is looking to drive more customers to higher broadband speeds by bundling the Nest Learning Thermostat with their service. Users that upgrade their speeds can get the Nest Learning Thermostat for $99, whether they're new or existing Frontier customers.
Frontier has launched a multifaceted offering of its shares and stock in order to raise the cash needed to finance part of its planned purchase of Verizon wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas.
Frontier Communications sees Ethernet a top priority as the service mechanism for both its retail business and wholesale service lines, but migration challenges for both segments will continue during its TDM-to-IP transition process.
Smart home automation systems may still be a nascent market segment, but according to ABI Research, it is going to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21 percent between 2015 and 2020.
CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and a number of other Tier 2 telcos that have struggled to bring broadband services to hard-to-reach rural areas will now have another aide with the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), which is offering service providers about $1.7 billion in funding.