Frontier Communications continues to grow its broadband customer base, signing up nearly 28,000 new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2013 to reach a total of 1.9 million as of the end of December.
Frontier Communications is serving up its new 10G optical transport service for its customers in 25 states that leverages its widely deployed DWDM-based ROADM platforms.
Frontier Communications' multi-billion dollar acquisition of Verizon's landline operations in 14 states may be a fading memory, but in West Virginia the telco has made large strides in the past four years by extending broadband to 176,000 customers and driving down customer complaints by about 70 percent.
Integra is continuing its aggressive Ethernet buildout strategy, expanding its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) network to another 43 fiber-fed ILEC Local Serving Offices (LSOs).
Comcast is looking at striking a deal with a utility company in Pennsylvania that could see it bundle electricity services with its pay TV, broadband and voice services, a Pennsylvania regulator told reporters this week.
Frontier is increasing the value of its Ethernet portfolio by adding a new QoS capability that enables traffic prioritization capability based on user-defined applications and two new Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) service tiers.
Frontier's move to acquire AT&T's regional Connecticut operations, once known as Southern New England Telephone, for $2 billion immediately deepens the telco's presence in the Northeast part of the United States. When it completes the acquisition, Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania will become part of its new Northeast region.
Frontier Communications' $2 b illion deal to acquire AT&T's wireline business could be bad news for cable incumbents such as Cablevision, as the telco has been one of the most aggressive providers when it comes to targeting cable broadband customers to grow its customer base.
AT&T continues to move out of the wireline business. The carrier today announced that it would sell its ILEC operations in Connecticut--including 900,000 voice customers, 415,000 broadband customers and 180,000 U-verse video subscribers--to Frontier for $2 billion.
Frontier may be seeing some signs of FiOS video and broadband growth, but don't expect the telco to make a big update or expansion of its fiber anytime soon.