Been there, done that.
Frontier Communications already knows how to upgrade Verizon's ageing copper telephone networks and make them broadband capable, according to Melinda White, president of Frontier's western region, which includes California.
"We've done this before with Verizon so we're very familiar with the products, and attributes of this deal", White said. Frontier bought ten small copper-line phone systems in California from Verizon a few years ago, she said. Eight of those were telephone only, with no broadband service offered. Since then, Frontier has upgraded 82% of the customers on those eight systems