AT&T inked a multi-year fiber connectivity deal with Frontier Communications, aiming to improve its ability to meet the needs of large enterprise customers with locations outside its existing footprint.
Announcing the deal, AT&T highlighted Frontier’s recently unveiled plan to expand its fiber network to a total of 4 million locations passed by the end of 2021 and 10 million by 2025. 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’s 25-state footprint in “markets where it does not own a fiber network or currently plan to build one.”
An AT&T representative told Fierce the deal also includes “modifications of existing AT&T/Frontier wholesale agreements that improve the ability of Frontier to expand its network through AT&T Ethernet and Fiber connections.”
Scott Mair, AT&T’s president of network engineering and operations, said in a statement “with Frontier building out its own fiber network where we are not building, we’ll be able to work together to provide large business customers with the high-speed, low-latency data connectivity they need to grow and thrive.”
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