Frontier has a high hurdle to overcome in the broadband race when it reports its third-quarter results next week.

GTT will probably take the focus off of M&A through the rest of the fourth quarter now that two acquisitions are on the books.

When CenturyLink, Frontier and Windstream announce their Q3 earnings, analysts expect they will focus on reducing costs and growing broadband share.

AT&T’s added several new IP-based broadband subscribers during the third quarter, but legacy DSL losses continue to be a drag on the broadband base.

Corning, buoyed by carrier customers like Verizon, has set a course to reach $5 billion in optical sales by 2020.

Cisco has officially acquired BroadSoft for $1.9 billion.

Frontier customers in parts of Florida continue to report pain related to erroneous charges for broadband and video services.

Verizon says fiber-based services to consumers and business customers are growing, but pricing and legacy declines continue to be a drag on revenues.

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