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Frontier Communications begins Regulatory Approval Process to Acquire AT&T Wireline, Broadband and Video Operations in Connecticut

On January 31, 2014, Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) filed applications with the Federal Communications Commission and the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority as part of its agreement with AT&T, Inc., announced December 17, 2013, to acquire AT&T’s local wireline, broadband and video operations in Connecticut. Today, Frontier will file an application with the U.S. Department of Justice, pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, seeking approval of its application to acquire these operations.

Kathleen Q. Abernathy, Executive Vice President, External Affairs for Frontier, notes, “Frontier welcomes this opportunity to expand its presence in Connecticut, its headquarters since 1946. Upon completion of the regulatory process, we look forward to offering our high-touch local engagement and great products and services to customers in our home state.”

About Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier's approximately 13,900 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at

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