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Frontier Communications’ plan to sell off all its Pacific Northwest assets turns heads

Here’s a roundup of coverage pertaining to Frontier Communications’ plan to sell off all of its assets in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana:

If the sale goes through, Frontier will be out of the Pacific Northwest by early 2020.

Nine years ago, regulatory staff in Washington and Oregon concluded that Frontier’s proposed acquisitions of the assets they’re now trying to sell off amounted to a lot of risk with very little upside. That assessment turned out to be on the money.

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Comcast outages anger thousands across the country

Media and telecommunications giant Comcast is having another bad day, with service outages being recorded across the country. Angry customers are complaining on social media, using their cellular data to shame the company for its shoddy service.