Frontier, blah So, lets get this straight. Frontier buys out Verizon landlines in a bunch of states, states that they can make it better, and profitable, then puts out their hand to the gub'ment.
In my state alone, Verizon let the telco infrastructure rot for 25 years with no major improvements, let the copper corrode to being unusable in many places, actually filed to the PSC to cut off "underserved" area (which failed, my great grandmother lived in one of them). When our public service commission finally forced Verizon's hand, they then sold to Frontier, who inherited the crap. Whoever at Frontier thought it to be a good idea, needs to be fired. Oh, and don't forget the PSC has been after Frontier for Verizon's prior negligence also.
To be fair, Verizon wasn't the only utility to try to cut out underserved areas, AEP (American/Appalachian Electric Power) filed the same request.