Just once. Literally the exact same as a normal cycle except twice the amount for the first week. Some folks even prefer to do a lot more the first dose (ex. a 5oo mg/week test e: 750/500/250/250/etc). But you've got it right. I always do my frontloading as just 1000mg split into two shots.
As for the EQ, I'm not too sure. I'd say frontload as well, but i've never ran it where i frontloaded before