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A New FiOS Frontier

4:15 PM -- Prior to today’s Verizon network acquisition announcement, Frontier Communications Corp. (NYSE: FTR)’s telco TV profile was relatively small. Its video exposure came primarily through a partnership with Dish Network LLC (Nasdaq: DISH). Assuming its announced deal with Verizon goes through, all of that is about to change. Frontier will absorb 69,000 FiOS TV subscribers, making it one of the larger telcoTV providers in the U.S. The carrier's new FiOS network passes 750,000 homes, providing tangible room for telco TV growth. (See Frontier to Buy Verizon Assets .)

Initial indications suggest the terms of the deal will allow Frontier to use Verizon's FiOS TV brand. That’s good, considering Frontier won’t have to go through a time-consuming brand migration, thus allowing it to more quickly drive FiOS TV penetration. Frontier just arrived on the telco TV map, and quickly. Well, OK, this deal probably won’t close for a year or so, but you get the drift.

— Bernardin Arnason, Managing Partner, Pivot Group , and Chairman, TelcoTV 2009

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wanlord 12/5/2012 | 4:04:36 PM
re: A New FiOS Frontier

I think Verizon will still have to manage the FiOS TV service because of their centralized content distribution otherwise Frontier will have to build that just to serve 3 small DMAs. They also have Verizon brewed software on the Set Top Boxes that has to be managed.

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