Frontier bringing new broadband technology to Connecticut

  • Frontier Communications is installing in Connecticut equipment from Nokia to pry

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Image 1 of 1 Frontier Communications is installing in Connecticut equipment from Nokia to pry “fiber-like” broadband speeds from existing copper wire in apartment and condominium buildings. Frontier Communications is installing in Connecticut equipment from Nokia to pry “fiber-like” broadband speeds from existing copper wire in apartment and condominium buildings.

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Frontier bringing new broadband technology to Connecticut

1 / 1 Back to Gallery Frontier Communications plans to use Nokia equipment in Connecticut to deliver “fiber-like” broadband speeds over the copper wiring that is already installed in apartment buildings — without having to actually install fiber-optic cable.

Nokia touts its G.fast technology as prying open additional spectrum latent in copper wiring over short distances, saving the time and expense of retrofitting buildings. “Without it, we’d have to drill holes and pull fiber into each apartment unit we serve, a time consuming and challenging process that can be frustrating for customers,” said Steve Gable[1], chief technology officer of Frontier, in a written statement. “Nokia’s solution allows us to deliver new enhanced services without ever having to enter the place of residence.” To date globally, 10 broadband carriers are using Nokia G.fast systems, with the equipment installed in the basements of buildings and connected from there to neighborhood fiber-optic networks.

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  1. ^ Steve Gable (www.thehour.com)
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