Frontier Communications expects to exceed its target of one million new fibre locations in 2022, chief financial officer Scott Beasley has revealed, speaking at the MoffettNathanson Media Communications Summit. The ISP intends to accelerate its ongoing fibre build, and now expects to surpass its initial target by an additional 100,000-200,000 locations. Frontier says it is ‘gaining construction efficiencies and productivity enhancements as the build scales’, and the cost of each fibre passing is now said to be in the region of USD900-USD1,000.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Frontier claimed 2.819 million fixed broadband subscriptions as of 31 March 2022, of which 1.486 million were fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) accesses. The fibre network currently passes four million homes, while the telco expects to reach at least ten million locations with fibre by 2025.