Frontier Communications expanding services

Frontier Communications Corporation announced that it has completed its $2 billion acquisition of AT&T Connecticut operations. This includes wireline business, statewide fiber network, and U-verse, as well as AT&T's DISH satellite TV customers in Connecticut.

Connecticut will be Frontier’s 28th state in its portfolio, and the company will offer broadband, voice, video and other products to residential and business customers.

In addition, Frontier will be launching its first-ever 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service – this time in Durham, North Carolina. Previously, Frontier had invested more than $80 million to upgrade its North Carolina service.

According to Frontier, they will offer both residential and commercial 1 Gbps to subscribers in: Carolina Arbors, American Tobacco Campus, Durham City Center, Research Triangle Park – Park Center Development, One Park Center and Jordan at Southpoint.

Frontier plans a $63 million capital investment over the next three years for U-verse expansion and broadband network speed enhancements to increase speeds to 10Mbps or greater for more than 100,000 households. It will also construct an ultra-high-speed middle mile fiber network connecting central offices across the state and dedicate at least $3 million of capital to expanding broadband to areas currently unserved or underserved.

Frontier Communications Completes Acquisition of AT&T Connecticut's Wireline, Broadband and Video Operations (Frontier news release, Oct. 24, 2014)

Frontier steps into the 1 Gig broadband game in Durham, N.C. (Fierce Telecom, Oct. 27, 2014)