This fall's Comptel Fall Plus 2014 trade show centered on how the competitive industry is evolving to meet its customers' needs and new challenges as industry consolidation and the IP transition continue to ramp. FierceTelecom identified four key trends from the event that will have an impact on the competitive telecom industry.
The U.S. Commerce Department's inspector general has asked West Virginia officials to turn over invoices and thousands of documents pertaining to how Frontier Communications used federal stimulus funds in connection with a $42 million fiber optic network built in that state.
The West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) has essentially washed its hands of an ongoing dispute between Frontier Communications and Citynet. The PSC sent the case to an administrative law judge, who is expected to deliver an opinion by April 3, 2015.
Frontier Communications cleared what is one of the final key hurdles in completing its $2 billion acquisition of AT&T's Connecticut operations when the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) approved the deal, reports The Hartford Courant.
Frontier Communications and Mitel have jointly brought Illinois Wesleyan University into the cloud-based voice world by upgrading its existing communications systems.
Frontier says that its pending acquisition of AT&T's Connecticut operations, which will close on Oct. 15 when it gets approval from Connecticut's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), reflects its desire to seek out deals that scale its operations.
Three Connecticut city mayors from New Haven, West Hartford and Stamford have come together in hopes of creating a 1 Gbps-capable open access fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network for the state.
Over 40 members of Congress have asked the FCC to give service providers the flexibility they need to deploy high-speed broadband connections to more hard-to-reach communities under the upcoming Connect America Funding II (CAF II) program.
Frontier has taken another step forward with its union negotiations, announcing that it has reached a collective bargaining agreement through binding interest arbitration in its California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington markets represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO (IBEW) Local Unions 89 and 543.
Frontier Communications has reached another milestone with its union work force by hammering out a tentative labor contract with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in West Virginia.