No cable operators will get a cut of the $255.7 million in subsidies that the FCC announced as part of its Connect America Fund initiative on Friday, with AT&T, CenturyLink, Fairpoint Communications, Frontier Communications and Windstream winning grants in the latest round of funding.
Debate involving the use of broadband stimulus funds sparked a clash between the head of Frontier Communications' West Virginia operations and Citynet CEO Jim Martin during a public meeting at the state's capital on Wednesday, according to a report in The Charleston Gazette.
West Virginia might have to return $2.5 million in broadband stimulus funds if competitive provider Citynet can't convince the NTIA to approve its middle mile fiber project. The project is also under fire from Frontier Communications and the Communications Workers of America.
As the telecom industry evolves into one where service providers offer a series of wireless and wireline services, FierceTelecom and FierceWireless teamed up to present The 25 Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline 2013 to reflect the changing nature of this market vertical.
Frontier Communications isn't seeing broadband rivals such as Time Warner Cable match its discounted broadband Internet promotions, including a $19.99 monthly offer for DSL service, CEO Maggie Wilderotter said Tuesday.
Frontier Communications added nearly 26,800 new broadband customers in Q3 2013, illustrating the third consecutive quarter of subscriber growth.
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom interviews Frontier Communications CEO Maggie Wilderotter. The former Wink Communications chief said the telco is focused on using sales of broadband Internet subscriptions to grow its business.
Frontier Communications is finding that the fiber to the tower builds it is conducting for its wireless operator customers is a good foundation to deliver fiber-based services to area businesses.
As one of the only woman CEOs of a major wireline telco, Frontier Communications, Maggie Wilderotter is in a unique place. Sean Buckley speaks with Wilderotter about the role of women in telecom and the industry's broadband and business services growth.
Frontier Communications and the Communications Workers of America have finalized a new five-year union contract covering over 1,100 employees in five Midwest states after seven months of negotiations.