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