Unless you are a significant sized regional operator in an area that overlaps with Frontier’s ILEC territory is it unlikely in the extreme that they would want to rent you some dark fiber or issue a quote for it.
Or some kind of very large enterprise customer that Frontier will take seriously like a Fortune 500 sized manufacturing entity.
When working with ILECs it is important to differentiate what must be offered via ICAs and what is offered commercially. We for example sell a ton commercially but effectively none through our interconnection agreements anymore.
They have access to/control of a large amount of mid-mile and long-haul fiber built by/as GTE and Verizon. Additionally, while their resi/soho distribution is all PON, they do have some excess fiber fairly deep into their network in most markets and actively offer active-E service on it for the right price (it can even occasionally be competitive). I imagine they'd sell dark for the right price as well, though you may not like that "right" price.
Yes; There was absolutely some outright fraud here. Fraud, that even when pointed out exactly to the FCC staffers handling this, was simply ignored. This fraud claims in the rural parts of mendocino county, where I have operated for 20 years, claims there is ‘competitive fiber’ within 500’ of some of the CO’s I would die to have fiber access in, and which has never ever been possible. The fscking game playing here is unbelievable. ATT, how far you have fallen…and taking down America with you.