Just as Frontier (NYSE: FTR) prepares to flip the switch over to its own systems on the telephone lines it bought from Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), the service provider appears to be keeping to its promise of bringing broadband to its new 14-state territory with new ADTRAN (NasdaqGS: ADTN) gear.
While Frontier maintains it will honor any existing FiOS Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) deployment schedule in the 14-state region, the latest deployment is focused on a Fiber to the Node (FTTN) architecture. For this deployment ADTRAN--an existing Frontier vendor--will supply its Total Access 5000 Multi-Service and Aggregation Platform (MSAP) and Total Access 1100 and 1200 FTTN platforms.
Having that existing relationship with ADTRAN is one reason that Frontier appears to be confident about meeting its broadband expansion goals in its new regions. Michael Golob, vice president, Engineering and Technology for Frontier said that ADTRAN "will help us meet our "'first 180 days' targets," adding that "our long-standing relationship with ADTRAN gives us confidence that it will help us get off to a fast start."
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