Frontier makes California fibre commitment as part of bankruptcy settlement

8 Jan 2021

Financially stricken US telco Frontier Communications has committed to expand its Californian fibre network and improve its quality of service (QoS) as part of its ongoing bankruptcy settlement Ars Technica reports, citing a filing with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). As per the filing, Frontier has agreed to invest USD1.75 billion in CAPEX over the next four years to maintain and enhance its California network – of which at least USD222 million of which will be devoted to QoS and network enhancement projects.

Specifically, Frontier has agreed to deploy fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) connectivity to at least 350,000 locations in its California service territory over the next six years. Frontier has also reaffirmed its commitment to fulfilling its ‘2015 Verizon Acquisition Settlement Agreement’, which will see the telco complete its outstanding broadband deployment commitments.

TeleGeography notes that Frontier filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April 2020.

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