Review Of Frontier Internet Service
Frontier Communications is a company that has undergone a lot of change in recent years. What was once known as a small, rural phone company is now a very large Internet provider available across 28 states and in several major cities.
They have a mix of broadband Internet connections, including Fiber to the Home (FTTH), FiberHouse / FiOS, and copper-based DSL lines.
If you live near Portland, Seattle, or Fort Wayne, Indiana, you may be within range of Frontier FiOS with speeds much faster than DSL. In addition, all of Connecticut is now served by Frontier Fiber to the Home (FTTH), acquired from AT&T. Finally, the company is in the initial stages of their own Frontier FiberHouse limited offering with speeds up to 1 Gbps.
Although the future for Frontier is fiber-optic, most areas they serve right now will still be DSL. You can get Frontier broadband with or without home phone service, and bundling your Frontier DSL Internet with DISH satellite television service is also an option.
Frontier DSL Plans
*Prices shown require Frontier phone service; all prices are promotional for a 3-year period.
Frontier also has a Broadband Lite plan with download speeds of up to 1 Mbps. However, the pricing is so low for the Broadband Max plan that most people choose it first.
If you decide to get Frontier Broadband Only (without home phone service), then the prices for each plan will be a little higher and promotional pricing may not be available. The Broadband Lite and Broadband Max plans are both self-installed and have no installation fees. The Ultra and Ultimate plans will require a tech to install the service for a fee.
Sorting Out Frontier's Various Fiber-Optic Offers
In 2010, Frontier acquired a portion of Verizon DSL and Verizon FiOS in Oregon, Washington and Indiana. They also took over for AT&T in late 2014 across all of Connecticut. Right now, Frontier and Verizon are looking to transfer all of Verizon's DSL and FiOS connections over to Frontier in California, Texas and Florida (if the FCC approves).
Finally, in October 2014, the company began expansion of Frontier FiberHouse in Durham, North Carolina. The download speeds of this new service reach up to 1 Gbps.
All of the mergers and expansions Frontier has gone through makes knowing exactly which type of Frontier Internet service is available at your address a little confusing.
Luckily for you, we have an Internet Providers For My Address form that can check for any Frontier Internet services by your address or your home phone number.
What Comes With Frontier Internet Services
Whether you have Frontier DSL or some form of Frontier fiber optic service available at your address, you can expect the following with your account:
- Free WiFi Router
- Dynamic IP Address
- 8 Email Accounts (5 with Lite)
- 200 MB Webspace (100 MB with Lite)
- No Hidden Fees
- Free 24/7 American-Based Support
To sign up for Frontier broadband, use our Internet Providers For My Address form to check if any Frontier Internet services are available at your address.
You can also locate High Speed Internet Providers By Zip Code by checking our zip code database. It will show you what is in your general area and its really fast.