*  All of these entities are direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of Frontier Communications Corporation. Coghest Frontier of DGF City East/West & Contel of the West lines in Utah became part of Citizens Telecommunications of Utah. On January 2, 1996, Citizens acquired 3,600 lines in Pennsylvania and 20,000 lines in California from Alltel. PC Magazine's annual survey of ISP customer satisfaction regularly lists Frontier's DSL service at or near the bottom in terms of "Overall Satisfaction"; other outlets, including Consumer Affairs, report similar general sentiments from customers regarding Frontier DSL. “With the agreement with our bondholders, we can now focus on executing our strategy to drive operational efficiencies and position our business for long-term growth,” added Bernie Han, president and chief executive of Frontier. The companies operate in largely rural areas (with a few exceptions). As the post-war years started, the company caught the interest of a New York investor. Lines in North Dakota were split. When combined with its existing subsidiary Citizens Telecommunications Company of West Virginia, Frontier became the incumbent local exchange carrier (or ILEC) telephone company for all but five exchanges in the entire state. [34]As currently filed, the restructuring plan would wipe out current shareholders, who’ve already lost more than 90 percent this year alone.[35]. Frontier Communications Corporation (known as Citizens Utilities Company until May 2000 and Citizens Communications Company until July 31, 2008) is an American telecommunications company. Each company has been acquired by Citizens Utilities, which later changed its name to Frontier, since the 1980s. Ninety-two percent of people in Frontier's existing service area had access to broadband, while just 65 percent did in the newly acquired areas, with a goal to reach 85 percent in three years. The name change became effective on July 31, 2008, and the company's stock symbol on the New York Stock Exchange changed from "CZN" to "FTR". [11] The sale would not have included US West Dex directories in those territories. 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In 1999, Citizens announced that it planned to acquire 187,000 local access lines from GTE for $664 million in Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and North Dakota. Thirty-year-old Richard Rosenthal was named president of the company in 1946, the youngest company president in the industry at that time. The company argued that these fees are necessary in order to cover the additional costs of supporting equipment that is not provisioned by Frontier itself.[45]. In parts of upstate New York and other rural markets Frontier offers only DSL internet service to its customers using traditional copper wires. Citizens acquired Ogden Telephone in 1997. [10] The company was renamed Citizens Telecommunications Company of Nevada. In an attempt to reduce its debt by more than $10bn, telecommunications company Frontier Communications, along with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to expedite the implementation of a restructuring plan. Frontier Communications of Mt. To provide the best local service, we have four regional leadership teams. In conjunction with a restructuring agreement (RSA), Frontier has received commitments for $460m in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing. Frontier Communications of Alabama, LLC. The stock began trading under the same "FTR" symbol on the NASDAQ exchange at the start of the December 16, 2011, trading day. [4] Frontier is the eighth largest provider of broadband internet in the United States with 3,735,000 subscribers. Frontier Communications is a provider of telecommunications services. In addition, Frontier intends to proceed with the sale of its Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana operations and assets to Northwest Fiber for $1.352bn in cash, subject to certain closing adjustments, on or around 30 April 2020, and will seek court approval to complete the transaction on an expedited basis. In November that year, Citizens acquired 38,000 lines. The company previously served primarily rural areas and smaller communities, but now also serves several large metropolitan markets. As previously disclosed, on April 14, 2020, Frontier Communications and certain of its subsidiaries commenced voluntary cases (the “Chapter 11 … Pennsylvania. The companies operate in largely rural areas (with a few exceptions). Frontier Communications Northwest Inc. Washington. Welcome, {{sessionState.frontierId.firstName | renderAmps}}. The initial transition was rocky, with Frontier initially claiming that it had no plans for changes after the transition, but later attempted to institute a $500 installation fee for new television subscribers, backed out of franchise agreements in some cities in Oregon, and increased rates by 50% in Indiana. Citizens Mountain State Telephone later absorbed the former GTE operations and took on the Citizens Telecommunications name. Lines in Nebraska were split from GTE Midwest to become a part of Citizens Telecommunications Company of Nebraska. Citizens, in 1994, announced that it would acquire 117,000 telephone lines and cable franchises in eight states from Alltel for $292 million.