Shares of Frontier Communications Corp. (FTR) were higher Monday after the communications company announced the availability of E-PATH, an external network-to-network interface that provides 10Gbps interfaces and the ability to move beyond a LATA restriction.
Up to now, Frontier has supported a local IntraLATA 1Gbps network-to-network interface within its Metro EVPL offering.
“A Carrier Regional ENNI solution eliminates the need to establish an Ethernet interface within each LATA of a state or market in which we operate,” said Mike Daniel, senior vice president of carrier service for Frontier.
E-PATH is currently available in Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The company plans to debut it in northern California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington in Q1 2016 with additional phases throughout 2016.
In recent afternoon trade, FTR was moving in the lower end of the 52-week range of $4.19 to $8.46.