Not to stand up for an ILEC But I wouldn't want to be in Frontier's position. Verizon took over the old GTE areas and neglected them for over a decade while dumping the money from those areas into the Bell Atlantic areas and wireless.
Frontier can never recover. They may as well turn off the lights and close the doors. Frontier, as far as I'm concerned, is just a shell company that never had any intention of providing a modern service. They were only there to adopt Verizon's bastard-children and then eventually go out of business.
Re: Not to stand up for an ILEC I don't disagree with that thought, however, where did all of that money go? GTE and Verizon should not be left off the hook for an audit.
That's a whole lotta money missing...
| It must be really be embarrassing to be Frontier!! Other Internet providers keep talking about 1 Gig Fiber, while you complain (to the FCC on the public record) that you can't even provide 10 Mb DSL service. Literally orders of magnitude in difference.|
Historically in the IT business, companies that act like this are not going to be around very much longer. However, because they're involved in a heavily regulated business with federal grants divvied out all the time, Frontier will continue to hang around. In a non-regulated IT business, Frontier would be gone quickly.
For a technology company to have such low goals and expectations in 2014, is just painful to watch since I live in Frontier territory. If this were the year 2000, I could accept it.
BTW, FTR only can offer me 3Mbps/768Kbps DSL here. 1 year ago, I asked for faster speeds and the Local engineer said that I was at the highest speed possible here.
Re: Not to stand up for an ILEC
said by clone:Sorry about that I said plenty, but I had to remove it. I forget sometimes I am on a public forum.
But you haven't said a thing...?
·Verizon Online DSL
Hey, GTE territory people, dont feel bad VZ hates its Ex-Bell territory too. Their FIOS deployment vs overall footprint size sucks, VZ has skipped cities and towns, entire counties in their ex-Bell footprint.
VZ is just a horrible company, and there is at the moment nothing we can do about it. They even weaseled out of their Opportunity NJ obligations!
I cant say I feel bad for Frontier...before buying VZs ex-GTE and the 1 Ex-Bell (C&P of W.VA) they could have gone and looked at the condition of the physical plant...but it looks like Frontier bought it on good faith.
VZ Management selling something in good faith! HA!
Here is some typical VZ - this pedestal contains a dedicated fiber circuit + T1 and POTS. Its been open for MONTHS. This is in a non-FIOS area, but ex-Bell. Surprised a VZ incompetent did not swing by and shove a trash bag over it, even though the doors could easily be shut.
This side just shows the fiber:
And on the other you can see some POTS copper just lying on the dirt, wet.
I am sure VZ's CEO Mr. McWireless would say that this dedicated fiber could be replaced with 4G LTE, right?
Santa Monica, CA
·Time Warner Cable
Moving the goalpost, again and again... Are Frontier customers even willing to buy the existing service offerings?
Are they willing to pay more for upgraded speeds?
Is Frontier supposed to re-engineer its plant every two years when a NYTimes writer or blogger decides the latest "broadband" definition is inferior?
While I sympathize with Frontier customers, including the newly acquired from VZ, low-density wired broadband is simply going to cost more - a lot more; I submit that our fearless blogger's claims of "historical overcharge" are baseless - but I agree that a public audit would be appropriate.
Mount Juliet, TN
Re: How much are the execs making? Good find... Actually the salaries are a little less than I thought they'd be.
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Elk Grove, CA
Re: What cheapskates
said by dvd536: That should be Frontiers' new slogan! Add the tagline: "We are the wayback machine". Expect more? pffft!
10mbps is soooooooo 2005. pfft