Frontier Communications is set to begin a new chapter in its home state as it has completed its $2 billion acquisition of AT&T's wireline operations in Connecticut and its related statewide fiber network and U-verse operations.
AT&T's U-verse services drove up consumer wireline revenue growth 3 percent year-over-year to $5.7 billion and helped to cushion the blow of legacy consumer and business service losses.
Frontier Communications has cleared the last major hurdle in its pending purchase of AT&T's wireline operations in Connecticut as the State of Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has given its final approval of the acquisition.
Verizon FiOS has redeemed itself on Netflix's ISP Speed Index, jumping from the No. 10 spot to the top spot with an average speed of 3.17 Mbps.
Frontier Communications has put another piece of its pending AT&T Connecticut deal in place by naming Edward H. O'Connor Jr. to lead that state's sales efforts as vice president of sales for Connecticut.
AT&T is putting its U-verse into the hands of more of its California user base, announcing that it has extended service to over 4,200 new San Diego-area locations.
Verizon has enhanced its profile on Netflix's speed chart, rising two spots on the video provider's August Speed Index, to 2.41 Mbps, reports FierceOnlineVideo. However, AT&T, which signed an interconnection agreement with Netflix in May, saw the largest gain.
AT&T and Verizon are challenging the FCC's call to raise the broadband definition from 4 Mbps to 10 Mbps, claiming that the majority of consumers don't need higher speeds, reports Ars Technica.
AT&T has named St. Louis, Mo., as the next destination for its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband GigaPower service for local consumers and businesses, continuing a string of new cities where it plans to deliver the new product.
AT&T is upgrading existing fiber to the premises (FTTP) network users in Austin, Texas, to 1 Gbps, joining cable overbuilder Grande Communications as the second provider to support such speeds.