Frontier has completed its $10.5 billion acquisition of Verizon's wireline operations in California, Texas and Florida, a deal that nearly doubles the mainly rural telco's size.
Frontier has unveiled a new brand called Vantage that encompasses its suite of HD TV, broadband and VoIP services on the eve of ramping up its FTTH and IPTV footprints.
Telus is investing $260 million to bring fiber thousands of homes and businesses in a mix of rural and urban communities in Quebec as part of a broader $1.53 billion program to improve network infrastructure and services across the province.
TDS says it has resolved a network outage that affected its broadband and IPTV customers in several states that began yesterday.
Lumos Networks may be mulling how to break itself into two separate companies-- the metro fiber company and its rural local exchange carrier operation-- but the provider continues to make progress with expanding its FTTP-based broadband customer base.
CenturyLink may not be slowing down the rollout of its Prism TV service, but the telco is anxious to get video services to more users so it's going to start an over the top video trial focusing on the millennial generation.
Windstream is hot on the broadband expansion trail with plans to bring a series of speed tiers ranging from 50 to 100 Mbps to nearly 1 million locations this year, but in the near-term the service provider continues to be challenged by subscriber declines.
Frontier says it will leverage existing fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) network infrastructure to deliver IPTV services to the 7 million customers it will have across its footprint once it completes its purchase of Verizon's wireline assets.
Frontier has set a high bar for its IPTV service, with plans to leverage its existing fiber-to-the-node network to bring service ultimately to 7 million customers across the network territory it will have when it completes the acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties this year.
Frontier Communications saw a 1 percent revenue decline in the fourth quarter of 2015 to $1.41 billion, as well as a 1 percent decrease in customer revenue to $1.207 million due to continued declines in residential voice and video subscriptions. However, the carrier's bottom line was boosted by CAF-II funding, and it expects to see positive results from the new territories it's acquiring from Verizon in California, Florida and Texas.