Frontier users must pay “rental” fee for equipment they own until December

[ad_1] Enlarge / Don’t worry, the fire isn’t real. Getty Images | RapidEye Broadband and TV providers can keep charging “rental” fees for equipment that customers own themselves until December 2020, thanks to a Federal Communications Commission ruling that delays implementation of a new law. A law approved by Congress and signed by President Trump…

Frontier will charge up to $89 for social distancing on flights

[ad_1] Enlarge / A Frontier plane landing back in 2016, when sitting crammed next to other passengers was still deeply unpleasant but didn’t feel as potentially life-threatening. With schools and businesses closed, conferences and conventions canceled, and travel restrictions in effect, very few of us are flying anywhere at the moment. States and countries are…

Frontier, amid bankruptcy, is suspected of lying about broadband expansion

[ad_1] Enlarge / A Frontier Communications service van. Small Internet providers have asked for a government investigation into Frontier Communications’ claim that it recently deployed broadband to nearly 17,000 census blocks, saying the expansion seems unlikely given Frontier’s bankruptcy and its historical failure to upgrade networks in rural areas. The accuracy of Frontier’s claimed expansion…

Frontier files for chapter, says its broadband service won’t get any worse

[ad_1] Frontier Communications filed for Chapter 11 chapter yesterday, however the struggling telecom mentioned its service to prospects will not be affected by the monetary restructuring. “Frontier expects to proceed offering high quality service to its prospects with out interruption and work with its enterprise companions as traditional all through the court-supervised course of. The…

Frontier bungles redaction of network audit that it doesn’t want you to see

[ad_1] Enlarge / A Frontier Communications van. Frontier Communications needs a lesson in how to redact documents. Frontier is trying to hide large portions of an audit report from the public, claiming that details about the ISP’s broadband-network problems are trade secrets. But when Frontier made a redacted version of the report public, many of…

Verizon refuses to give DSL users its low-income deals during pandemic

[ad_1] Enlarge / A Verizon FiOS truck in Manhattan on September 15, 2017. Verizon is certainly one of quite a few home-Internet suppliers providing briefly free service to low-income households during the pandemic. But an enormous restriction on Verizon’s provide makes it unimaginable for many individuals to get the deal. The Verizon drawback is certainly…