Verizon's small-cell strategy could be boon to Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint and Lumos

Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) intention to deploy more small cells to expand wireless coverage for 4G LTE could be a gold-mine wireless backhaul opportunity for a host of regional telcos, such as Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks. Fran Shammo, CFO of Verizon, told investors during the recent Deutsche Bank investors conference that in areas where it did not win AWS spectrum, it will consider deploying small cells and use fiber-based backhaul. FierceTelecom editor Sean Buckley further explores this issue in his latest column here.

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