Media Contact: (360) 664-1116 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Docket Numbers: UT-190574
Public invited to comment on proposed Frontier sale
Olympia, Wash. – Frontier Communications customers asked to comment to state regulators on the proposed sale of the company.
Public comment hearing on the proposed sale of Frontier Communications Northwest, Inc, to Wave Division Capital (WDC) and Northwest Fiber, LLC.
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
WHEN and WHERE
Monday, Jan. 27, 2020
621 Woodland Square Loop S.E.
Customers who wish to participate by phone should contact the Commission’s Records Center by phone at (360) 664-1234 or via email at email@example.com for more information.
Customers can also submit comments about the proposed sale:
• online at www.utc.wa.gov/comments;
• write to P.O. Box 47250, Olympia, WA, 98504;
• email firstname.lastname@example.org; or
• call toll-free 1-888-333-9882.
In June, Northwest Fiber, LLC, Frontier Communications Corporation, and Frontier Communications ILEC Holdings, LLC filed a request to transfer of control of Frontier Communications Northwest, Inc. from Frontier ILEC Holdings to Northwest Fiber with the Utilities and Transportation Commission.
In December, commission staff and the parties reached a proposed settlement.
The three-member commission, which is not bound by the settlement, will make a final decision to approve, reject, or modify the merger agreement by March 2020.
Northwest Fiber, LLC previously operated Wave Broadband, providing internet, video, and phone services on the West Coast, serving customers in more than 70 communities in Washington state. The new company is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington.
Frontier is one of the largest local telephone companies in Washington, serving approximately 150,000 residential and business lines across the state.
The UTC is the state agency that regulates private, investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities in Washington. It is the commission’s responsibility to ensure regulated companies provide safe and reliable service to customers at reasonable rates, while allowing them the opportunity to earn a fair profit.
Editor’s Note: The UTC is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to meeting participants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation, please contact the commission at (360) 664-1133.