W.Va. becomes final state to OK Frontier deal with Verizon

West Virginia on Thursday became the last of 14 states to approve Frontier Communications' $8.6 billion bid to buy Verizon Communications' wireline business across 14 states. To win the state Public Service Commission's assent, Frontier agreed on a number of conditions that include: invest $231 million in its network by 2013, spend at least $48 million to boost broadband in Verizon's service area and provide high-speed Internet to 85% of those customers within four years. The FCC must still sign off on the purchase.

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Charleston Daily Mail (W.Va.) · Sunday Gazette-Mail (Charleston, W.Va.)

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