Frontier offers 5-Gbps fiber broadband service tier

Jan. 30, 2023
The announcement comes less than a year after the company introduced 2-Gbps services.

Frontier (NASDAQ: FYBR) says it is launching 5-Gbps services across its network. The announcement comes slightly less than a year after the company introduced 2-Gbps services.

Customers can sign up for the symmetrical 5-Gbps offer starting at $154.99 a month with autopay. The service package includes uncapped data, a WiFi router, free installation, and “premium” tech support.

“We set a standard with network-wide 2 Gig internet last year, and now we’ve done it again,” said John Harrobin, Frontier’s executive vice president of consumer. “Our 5-gig offer meets the growing demand for multi-gig speeds and delivers the ‘un-cable’ experience by making the fastest upload and download speeds available throughout our fiber network.”

Frontier asserts that a 5-Gbps customer will be able to download a House of Dragons episode in 4K (22 GB for what is typically an hour-long episode) in less than 36 seconds and a 100-minute 8K movie (67 GB) in less than 2 minutes.

Frontier is in the midst of an aggressive fiber broadband infrastructure roll out (see "Frontier FTTP build reaches 5 million premises passed"). The company has targeted 10 million premises passed by 2025.

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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