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Partners & Customers

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About Frontier Communications Corporation

Frontier Communications is a telecommunication provider that offers internet, TV, and phone services.

Frontier Communications Corporation Headquarter Location

PO Box 5156

Tampa, Florida, 33675,

United States

800-921-8101

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Latest Frontier Communications Corporation News

Frontier quietly looks to expand CBRS fixed wireless biz

Dec 1, 2021

Frontier Communications continues to make plenty of noise about its big fiber buildout plans, but the company also appears to have a small but noteworthy interest in fixed wireless Internet technologies. Specifically, during 2020 the company built a fixed wireless LTE network in 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum with equipment from vendor BLiNQ across fully 500 cell towers, and today counts roughly 8,500 customers. "With a growth rate of 20 daily subscribers, Frontier has the largest LTE CBRS fixed wireless network in the United States today," BLiNQ boasted in a new case study on the deployment . "Frontier expects to continue utilizing BLiNQ solutions to provide this connectivity and is looking to expand their wireless networks with new innovations from BLiNQ in 2022," the vendor continued. Frontier installs BLiNQ's equipment onto customers' homes. (Source: BLiNQ) Indeed, Frontier Communications has agreed to be the first big customer of Federated Wireless' new Spectrum Exchange . The product will allow Frontier to potentially purchase 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum leases – that's noteworthy considering the company bid on CBRS licenses during the FCC's auction last year but didn't win anything. A 'small portion' of interest However, in its recent communications with investors, Frontier has made little mention of its dabblings in fixed wireless. For example, during the company's most recent quarterly conference call , executives discussed at length the company's ambitious fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) buildout plan – to expand to a total of 10 million fiber locations by the end of 2025 – but made no mention of fixed wireless. "Frontier is a fiber-first company, and our focus remains on building fiber to 10 million locations by 2025," the company said in response to questions from Light Reading. "In some cases, we use fixed wireless technology to deliver broadband to a small portion of our customer base in rural communities." Frontier officials did not provide any more details. Frontier, though, is no stranger to fixed wireless technologies. In 2017, Frontier officials said they were conducting fixed wireless tests to see how the company might use the technology for its rural buildout efforts. In 2015, Frontier accepted $283 million in CAF-II support from the FCC to construct Internet connections across 650,000 rural locations. According to BLiNQ, Frontier, after successful tests in 2019, eventually settled on the vendor's LTE equipment to meet its FCC CAF-II buildout obligations. "The aggressive rollout which began in October 2020 right through to May 2021 was an ambitious and urgent response to the pandemic," BLiNQ wrote, noting that Frontier was able to deliver speeds up to 45 Mbit/s with the offering. "With the use of CAF-II funding deadlines looming, BLiNQ shipments were expedited to meet deployment targets and field technicians were rigorously trained over this period, to bring wireless CBRS connectivity to the deep, rural regions of the United States." That timeline is of interest because Frontier exited bankruptcy in April, and recently raised $1 billion for its fiber buildout plan. Fits and starts in fixed wireless Frontier isn't the only provider that used fixed wireless technologies to meet its CAF-II obligations. AT&T covers more than 1 million locations with fixed wireless for its own CAF-II coverage efforts. But AT&T continues to view fixed wireless as a small part of its overall strategy . And some companies are pivoting away from fixed wireless technologies altogether. Shentel, for example, cancelled its plans to offer fixed wireless Internet services to tens of thousands of Americans and instead plans to drastically extend the reach of its Glo-branded fiber network. The company said it will do so in part to obtain government funding for fiber connections. Related posts:

Frontier Communications Corporation Investments

2 Investments

Frontier Communications Corporation has made 2 investments. Their latest investment was in Juice Wireless as part of their Unattributed VC on May 5, 2007.

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/25/2007

Unattributed VC

Juice Wireless

$2.3M

No

7/12/2006

Series C

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$99M

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Date

5/25/2007

7/12/2006

Round

Unattributed VC

Series C

Company

Juice Wireless

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Amount

$2.3M

$99M

New?

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

10

Frontier Communications Corporation Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Frontier Communications Corporation has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Frontier Communications Corporation - Northwest Operations on May 29, 2019.

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5/29/2019

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$991

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5/29/2019

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$991

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Frontier Communications Corporation Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Frontier Communications Corporation acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Verizon Communications - California, Texas, Florida Wireline Services on April 01, 2016.

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4/1/2016

$991

Acquired Unit

1

Date

4/1/2016

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

$991

Total Funding

Note

Acquired Unit

Sources

1

Frontier Communications Corporation Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Frontier Communications Corporation has 10 strategic partners and customers. Frontier Communications Corporation recently partnered with AT&T on October 10, 2021.

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Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

10/7/2021

Distributor

AT&T

United States

AT&T strikes wholesale fiber deal with Frontier to chase enterprise gains

While 9 million business locations are already within 1,000 feet of AT&T 's fiber , it noted the new agreement will allow it to serve enterprise customers within Frontier Communications 's 25-state footprint in `` markets where it does not own a fiber network or currently plan to build one . ''

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9/23/2021

Partner

Nokia

Finland

Frontier Communications and Nokia Connect 100,000 Homes With Next-Generation Fiber Broadband Technology

NORWALK , Conn. -- -- Frontier Communications and its strategic technology partner Nokia announced today they have connected 100,000 homes to XGS-PON broadband technology .

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9/1/2021

Partner

Red Ventures

United States

Frontier Communications Partners with Red Ventures to Build Digital Platform for Growth

`` Our new partnership with Red Digital will allow us to grow our consumer base on pace with our accelerated fiber expansion plans , while building a digital-first culture that will lead us into the future here at Frontier . ''

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9/1/2021

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4/30/2019

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10/7/2021

9/23/2021

9/1/2021

9/1/2021

4/30/2019

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Partner

Partner

Vendor

Partner

Business Partner

AT&T

Nokia

Red Ventures

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United States

Finland

United States

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AT&T strikes wholesale fiber deal with Frontier to chase enterprise gains

While 9 million business locations are already within 1,000 feet of AT&T 's fiber , it noted the new agreement will allow it to serve enterprise customers within Frontier Communications 's 25-state footprint in `` markets where it does not own a fiber network or currently plan to build one . ''

Frontier Communications and Nokia Connect 100,000 Homes With Next-Generation Fiber Broadband Technology

NORWALK , Conn. -- -- Frontier Communications and its strategic technology partner Nokia announced today they have connected 100,000 homes to XGS-PON broadband technology .

Frontier Communications Partners with Red Ventures to Build Digital Platform for Growth

`` Our new partnership with Red Digital will allow us to grow our consumer base on pace with our accelerated fiber expansion plans , while building a digital-first culture that will lead us into the future here at Frontier . ''

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Frontier Communications Corporation Team

14 Team Members

Frontier Communications Corporation has 14 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, Bernie Han.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Bernie Han

DISH Network, EchoStar, Northwest Airlines, and America West Airlines

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

Maggie Wilderotter

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Martin Mucci

President

Former

Nathan Raciborski

President

Former

Melinda White

President, Executive Vice President

Former

Name

Bernie Han

Maggie Wilderotter

Martin Mucci

Nathan Raciborski

Melinda White

Work History

DISH Network, EchoStar, Northwest Airlines, and America West Airlines

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Chief Executive Officer, President

Chief Executive Officer

President

President

President, Executive Vice President

Status

Current

Former

Former

Former

Former

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