Frontier Communications recently said in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission that it failed to meet FCC requirements in numerous states, including Utah, where the company is receiving government subsidies to expand its rural broadband availability.
During a conference with the Utah Public Service Commission on Jan. 22, representatives with Frontier and investigators told commissioners that a “strong likelihood exists” that Frontier Communications’s parent company “will file soon for bankruptcy,” resulting in the discovery phase of the investigation being delayed.
Citing “people with knowledge of the matter,” Bloomberg News reported Jan. 16 that Frontier Communications Corp., which operates in 29 states including southeastern Utah, was looking to craft a deal that would include filing for bankruptcy, setting in motion what could be one of the largest telecommunications company reorganizations since 2002.
As the Utah Public Service Commission investigates Frontier Communications of Utah over complaints out of Castle Valley and the nearby area that the company has failed to provide reliable service to customers, talk about the national corporation’s financial stability indicate it is selling major assets and operations to meet its debts.
A downed power line caused multiple fires near Zimmerman Lane in Spanish Valley Tuesday night, Oct. 29, according to Moab Valley Fire Chief TJ Brewer. Three vehicles were lost to the fire, but Brewer reported no injuries.
If investigators looking into complaints about Frontier Communication’s telephone service in Castle Valley are correct, Frontier has been struggling nationwide with its finances, possibly breaking Utah state law, evading questions from investigators and missing its deadlines.
A tie vote doomed plans to build a 130-foot cell tower on the grounds of Old Spanish Trail Arena when the Grand County Council met earlier this month, based in large part on a perception the proposed Option and Ground Lease Agreement between the county and InSite Towers Development 2, LLC did not offer enough revenue to the county, as well as “pushback” from nearby residents opposed to the plan.
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Tuesday, July 9, that a break in a Frontier fiber line had interrupted landline phone service in the area and some wireless providers, including emergency calls, were temporarily rerouted to Grand County.