Bright House Networks has a deal for Frontier Communications customers in Florida who are frustrated with the telecom provider's shaky transition after acquiring Verizon's wireline assets in the state.
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Verizon completed its sale of wireline properties in three states to Frontier last Friday, leaving it with a wireline footprint concentrated in the Northeast U.S. market. However, financial analyst firm Jefferies says the deal creates headwinds that could affect earnings.
Frontier completed its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas on Friday, but it appears that the initial switchover has been bumpy with a number of users telling local media outlets they were seeing issues with their broadband and video services.
CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and TDS are amongst a growing group of service providers that are considering partnering with local communities to build out and upgrade their networks to support higher speed residential and business services.
Frontier Communications is less than a month out from completing its acquisition of Verizon's properties in three states, but Citigroup has downgraded the telco's rating, saying that its synergies might not meet forecast estimates.
Frontier sees its acquisition of Verizon's assets in California, Florida and Texas as an opportunity to increase market share for existing copper and small business customers that may have churned over to cable operators.
Frontier Communications has added Ethernet Private Line to its growing E-Line Ethernet wholesale solutions portfolio, enhancing its local and long-haul access methods for the telco's carrier customers.
Frontier Communications has committed to increasing the density of its fiber and copper-based broadband footprints when it completes its acquisition of Verizon's properties, enabling it to deliver 25 Mbps and up to 1 Gbps, but the real speed issue that continues to be a hindrance is the home network.
AT&T has introduced a new service called ESInet that it says will allow public safety agencies the opportunity to upgrade their legacy 911 networks to IP.