Frontier Communications is advancing its fiber deployments in pockets of the U.S. The company said this week that as part of the initial phase of its multi-year expansion efforts it’s deploying fiber broadband connections past an additional 280,000 consumers in Connecticut and an additional 24,000 consumers in San Angelo, Texas in 2021.
Frontier’s FiberOptic residential offerings don’t include any data caps, and currently, the company is waiving its $85 activation fee.
Greg Stephens, senior vice president of Frontier’s Texas operations, said in a statement, “Frontier’s Gig service can support multiple devices and users in the same household, without restrictive data caps. For businesses, a range of speed tiers support multiple users, e-commerce, high-volume point-of-sale transactions and smooth videoconferencing.”
The company is positioning its fiber service as an alternative to cable, saying it provides “uploads up to 25X faster than our cable competitors.”
In late April, Frontier emerged from bankruptcy. The company immediately provided an investor update on its new strategy, which has everything to do with deploying more fiber. Frontier plans to double its fiber network to ultimately pass more than 6 million homes and businesses. In 2021, it plans to extend its fiber to pass 495,000 more locations.
With this week’s announcements of more than 300,000 new fiber passings in Texas and Connecticut, it’s made a big stride in its 2021 goal.
Frontier’s network, comprised of fiber and copper connections, spans 25 states.