West Virginia


Verizon Ordered to Improve Wireline Service in W. Va.

West Virginia’s Public Service Commission has told Verizon to plan for $72.4 million in landline service improvements over the next several years. While on first inspection this isn’t the best news for the carrier, it’s actually a good sign for the company’s pending sale of landlines to Frontier Communications. The PSC wants the money set […]

Illinois Backs Frontier-Verizon Landline Sale

Despite a judge’s recommendation in March that state regulators deny Verizon’s sale of landlines to Frontier Communications, the Illinois Commerce Commission gave the deal the go-ahead today. The vote was unanimous. “Frontier strongly agrees with Governor Pat Quinn’s April 16th statement to the ICC that the state should promote and facilitate investments in technology and […]

Frontier-Verizon: Union, W. Va. Staff Could Can Deal

Frontier Communications (FTR) and Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) hope to close their $8.6 billion landline deal by the middle of the year despite union opposition. The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is trying to block the transaction because it’s concerned the spinoff of Verizon’s wireline assets to Frontier will create job losses. CWA officials say Frontier will […]

Petitioners Want Verizon-Frontier Deal To Be Denied

Just one week after an Illinois judge recommended that state regulators reject Verizon’s landline sale to Frontier Communications, 5,000 West Virginians have signed a petition asking that state’s Public Service Commission to reject the plan. The petition is being backed by a number of groups, including the Communications Workers of America, AARP and the West […]

TouchTone Channel Partner Awarded $6 Million Contract

In a competitive bid, TouchTone channel partner Method One was awarded a contract by the State of West Virginia to provide long-distance services to all participating state, county and local agencies, and political subdivisions. Method One, a local West Virginia vendor, secured the three-year, projected $3.6-$6 million agreement to manage all intrastate, interstate and international […]

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