Report: Frontier is eyeing Connecticut as next 1 Gig market

As Frontier gets more comfortable with deploying 1 Gbps services in markets like Durham, N.C., rumors have emerged that Connecticut could be the next target for its fiber-based broadband service.

Citing user forum posts, Broadband Reports reported that the service provider has begun marketing 1 Gbps services in its market.

Although the highest speed Frontier offers in Connecticut today is its 100 Mbps DSL service, the telco's this "CTGig" website encourages consumers and businesses to fill out a form.

After filling out the form, Frontier said a representative will reach to "determine if 1 Gig is available in your neighborhood."

Similar to other states like Tennessee, the idea of Frontier delivering 1 Gbps in the state comes at a time when the state continues to highlight the lack of higher speed broadband services.

Late last year, Connecticut hatched its CTgig statewide Gigabit-capable fiber network project. The project has brought a consortium of 46 of the state's municipalities, representing nearly 50 percent of its population, to participate.

Under its plan, these 46 cities are collaborating with a host of public company partners to form what they call a public partnership to build the network and offer services to consumers throughout the state.

For its part, Frontier has been enhancing its speed options of its existing DSL network. It recently revealed two new options: a 90 Mbps down, 8 Mbps up tier that's $55 when bundled with phone service, and $65 a month standalone option.

Frontier did not respond to FierceTelecom for a comment about the rumors of a 1 Gbps launch in Connecticut.

For more:
- Broadband Reports has this article

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