stuck? move forward
the only way forward is to FTTP.. no doubt the technology is getting cheaper. as the copper rots on the vine.. it should be replaced with fiber. a bundle of fiber can serve hundreds of customers, where a copper bundle serves dozens. of the wide geography that frontier has, pick the best towns to deploy fiber. work with customers, municipalites and government to make moving foward possible. if not, frontier is doomed to fail.
at&t knows that as much as they are deploying DSL, the end game is FTTP, once comcast lights up docsis 3 and lowers the price of 50 - 100mbit tiers with symmetric bandwidth (most obvious places will be where Verizon FIOS overlay, meaning adjacent at&t geography is next). at&t will have to commit millions of dollars scraping remotes with fiber node boxes. all to maintain it's customer base who want more bandwidth.
although frontier is mostly in the north.. the real competition between the trio of comcast, verizon & at&t will begin in the southern US-- that's where the majority of the NEW fiber deployments are happening.. stretching from the atlantic coast SOUTH & WEST.