Frontier faces integration challenges following $10.5B Verizon wireline purchase

Sean Buckley, FierceTelecomBy purchasing  $10.5 billion in wireline assets from Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Frontier Communications scales its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) FiOS footprint from four to seven states. Out of the 2.2 million broadband subscribers it gains, 1.6 million are FiOS broadband customers. In particular, Frontier will be able to gain the Texas market, which has been one of Verizon's fast growing markets for FiOS. However, an immediate concern for some investors is Frontier's ability to integrate and the cost to upgrade the properties to bring them into its own system. FierceTelecom's Sean Buckley looks at how Frontier will benefit from these assets and the challenges it will face in terms of integrating them in his full report here.

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