Docket Number: 
WC Docket 09-95

Frontier Communications Corporation ("Frontier") and Verizon Communications Inc. ("Verizon") seek the Commission's consent for the assignment and transfer of control of various licenses and authorizations for purposes of sections 214 and 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934. Frontier, a widely-held and publicly traded corporation, is a full service communication provider focusing on rural areas and smaller cities and provides an array of telecommunications and broadband Internet access services through its wholly-owned operating companies in 24 states. Verizon, a widely-held and publicly traded corporation, is a full service communications provider with territories stretching across the United States and beyond. Under the contemplated transaction, Verizon will spin-off certain local exchange networks in Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, and a portion of Verizon's local exchange networks in California, to a newly created and wholly-owned subsidiary, New Communications Holdings, Inc. ("NCH"). Verizon will make a pro rata distribution of NCH stock to Verizon shareholders, which will be immediately followed by a stock for stock merger of NCH into Frontier. After the transaction is completed, Verizon shareholders will hold 68% of the newly merged Frontier and the former Frontier shareholders will hold 32%, but with no individual or company owning or controlling 10% or more of Frontier stock. Verizon will have the right to appoint three of the nine board members and Frontier will have the right to appoint six of the nine members of the newly-merged Frontier Board of Directors. See the Public Notice for more information.

Timeline

Day 283 - May 21, 2010

Public Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodOppositionsOppositionsOppositionsRepliesReplies

Orders & Public Notices

5/21/10
FCC Approves Frontier-Verizon Transaction with Conditions.
Memorandum Opinion and Order:
Acrobat
New Release: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps & Clyburn Joint Statement: Word | Acrobat

4/20/10
Request for Information, filed by Wireline Competition Bureau

3/12/10
Request for Information, filed by Wireline Competition Bureau

3/12/10
Amended Response to Grant of Request to Designate Information as Highly Confidential

2/12/10
Request for Information, filed by Wireline Competition Bureau

2/12/10
Request for Information from Frontier Communications Corporation and Verizon Communications Inc.

2/2/10
Second Protective Order: Word | Acrobat

12/18/09
Protective Order: Word | Acrobat

8/11/09
Applications Filed by Frontier Communications Corporation and Verizon Communications Inc. for Assignment or Transfer of Control.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Record Documents

Below is a list of record documents in reverse chronological order.

5/13/11
Redacted Annual Report, filed by Frontier Communications

5/11/11
Redacted Response to Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications

4/1/11
Supplement to Report, filed by Frontier Communications

4/1/11
Integration Report, filed by Frontier Communications
[ 1 | 2 ]

3/4/11
Letter of Consummation, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

2/9/11
Response to Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications

2/1/11
Copy of Annual Report, filed by Frontier Communications

11/23/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

6/25/10
Confidential Report and Metrics, filed by Verizon

6/18/10
Redacted Confidential Report of July 18, 2010, filed by Verizon

6/11/10
Redacted Confidential Report of July 11, 2010, filed by Verizon

6/9/10
Copy of Order Denying Request for Reconsideration by the Consumer Advocate Division, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

6/4/10
Redacted Confidential Report and Metrics, filed by Verizon

5/20/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America

5/20/10
Letter, filed by Communications Workers of America

5/19/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America

5/17/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America

5/21/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Verizon

5/20/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America

5/20/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

5/20/10
Response to May 19, 2010 Letter, filed by Frontier Communications Corp. and Verizon

5/20/10
Response to May 17, 2010 Letter, filed by Frontier Communications Corp. and Verizon

5/20/10
Letter, filed by Communications Workers of America

5/19/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America

5/19/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/19/10
Letter, filed by Verizon

5/19/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

5/19/10
Notices of Ex Parte Communications, filed by Verizon
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/18/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

5/18/10
Copy of Public Service Commission of West Virginia, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

5/17/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America

5/17/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/17/10
Notices of Ex Parte Communications, filed by Cbeyond Inc., Integra Telecom, Inc., One Communications Corp., and TW Telecom Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/17/10
Letter of Concern, filed by PAETEC Communications, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/14/10
Amended Response to Letter of May 13, 2010, filed by Frontier and Verizon

5/14/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

5/14/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Cbeyond Inc., Integra Telecom, Inc., One Communications Corp., and tw telecom inc.

5/13/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Integra Telecom, Inc., tw telecom inc., Cbeyond, Inc., and One Communications Corp.

5/13/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications Corporation, and Verizon

5/13/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corporation

5/13/10
Response to Letter of May 10, 2010, filed by Communications Workers of America

5/12/10
Letter, filed by Frontier Communications Corporation

5/11/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications Corporation

5/11/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America

5/10/10
Clarification Letter, filed by Frontier Communications Corporation

5/10/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corporation

5/7/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

5/6/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America

5/6/10
Notices of Ex Parte Communications, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.
[ 1 | 2 ]

5/6/10
Letter, filed by Verizon

5/5/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

5/4/10
Notice of Ex Parte Presentation, filed by Communications Workers of America

4/30/10
Verizon Supplemental Document Request

4/30/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America

4/30/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America

4/29/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.
[ 1 | 2 ]

4/28/10
Response to April 20, 2010 Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

4/27/10
Copy of the Illinois Commerce Commissionâ??s Order and Rebuttal Testimony, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

4/26/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

4/26/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Verizon

4/23/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

4/23/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corporation

4/23/10
Amendment to Document Request of April 20, 2010, filed by Frontier Communications Corporation

4/22/10
Request for Confidential Treatment of Documents, filed by Verizon

4/22/10
Response to April 20, 2010 Request for Information, filed by Verizon

4/21/10
Copies of Joint Reply Brief, and Rebuttal Testimony, filed by Frontier Communications Corp. and Verizon

4/21/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

4/21/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

4/20/10
Verizon Supplemental Document Request Letter

4/20/10
Frontier Supplemental Document Request Letter

4/20/10
Updated Information to Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

4/16/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by Communications Workers of America
[ 1 | 2 ]

4/15/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

4/15/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

4/13/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 ]

4/12/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

4/9/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

4/8/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4

4/8/10
Notices of Ex Parte Communications, filed by Verizon.
1 | 2

4/7/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Verizon

4/6/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

4/2/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Commission

4/2/10
Redacted Documents in Response to Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications Commission

4/7/10
Copy of Letters from Congressman Nick J. Rahall; Darrell V. McGraw, Attorney General W.V. and others, filed by Communications Workers of America.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15

4/1/10
Public Versions of Its Master Index, filed by Verizon

3/30/10
Copy of Press Release, filed by Frontier Communications Corporation

3/16/10
Letter of Support, filed by Granite Telecommunications, LLC

3/25/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by New Edge Network, Inc.

3/23/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Verizon and Frontier Communications Corporation

3/23/10
Response to Letters of March 16, 2010 and February 23, 2010, filed by Communications Workers of America

3/23/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Communications Workers of America
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 ]

3/22/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communication Corporation

3/22/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 ]

3/22/10
Notice of Ex Parte, filed by PAETEC Communications, Inc.

3/19/10
Letter of Support, filed by Granite Telecommunications, LLC

3/19/10
Copy of Proposed Order, filed by Communications Workers of America

3/16/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Verizon and Frontier Communications Corp.

3/15/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

3/15/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

3/11/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by New Edge Network, Inc. and EarthLink, Inc.

3/10/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

3/3/10
Request Third Protective Order, filed by Frontier Communications Corp., and Verizon

3/2/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America

3/2/10
Joint Petition for Study Area Waiver, filed by Frontier Communications Corp. and Verizon
[ 1 | 2 ]

3/1/10
Amendment to Responses to the February 12, 2010 Information and Document Request, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

3/1/10
Amended Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corporation

2/26/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Verizon
[ 1 | 2 ]

2/26/10
Redacted Response to Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

2/26/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

2/23/10
Reply to Objections of February 12, 2010, filed by Communications Workers of America

2/22/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Verizon Communications Corp., and Frontier Communications Inc.

2/18/10
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by One Communications Corp., tw telecom inc., and Cbeyond, Inc.

2/18/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by PAETEC Communications, Inc.

2/17/10
Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by Free Press

2/12/10
Objection to February 4, 2010 Acknowledgements of Confidentiality, filed by Frontier Communications Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc.

2/3/10
Acknowledgment of Confidentiality, filed by New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel.

1/29/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

1/28/10
Response to Ex Parte Filings and Reply to Comments, filed by One Communications Corp., tw telecom inc., Cbeyond, Inc., and Kentucky Data Link, Inc.

1/22/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

1/20/10
Response to Request for Information, filed by Frontier Communications Corporation, and Verizon Communications Inc.

1/20/10
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality, filed by One Communications Corp., tw telecom inc., and Cbeyond, Inc.

1/12/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by One Communications Corp., Cbeyond, Inc., and tw telecom inc.

1/11/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

1/6/10
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

1/4/10
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality, filed by Communications Workers of America

12/29/09
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality, filed by New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel

12/29/09
Letter of Acknowledgements of Confidentiality filed by One Comm., TW Telcom, Cbeyond

12/23/09
Notice of EXPARTE Communication filed by National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates

12/23/09
Notice of EXPARTE Communication filed by Verizon Frontier Communications Corp.

12/23/09
Request Issuance of Second Protective Order filed by Verizon and Frontier Communications Corp.

12/22/09
Notice of EXPARTE Communication filed by Verizon and Frontier Communications Corp.

12/17/09
Notice of Exparte Communication filed by, Frontier Communications Corp.

12/15/09
Notice of Exparte Communication, filed by Communications Workers of America
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

12/14/09
Notice of Exparte - From Granite Telecommunications

12/10/09
Notice of Exparte - From EarthLink, Inc. and New Edge Network, Inc.

12/9/09
Notice of Exparte - From EarthLink, Inc. and New Edge Network, Inc.

11/30/09
Notice of Exparte - From EarthLink, Inc. and New Edge Network, Inc.

11/23/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

11/20/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by Communications Workers of America
[ 1 | 2 ]

10/30/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communications, filed by Frontier Communications Corp.

10/28/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Verizon

10/26/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Frontier Communications Corporation

10/21/09
Letter, filed by Frontier Communications

10/13/09
Reply Comments, filed by Sprint Nextel Corporation

10/13/09
Reply Comments, filed by National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates

10/13/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by USTelecom

10/13/09
Reply Comments, filed by PAETEC Communications, Inc.

10/13/09
Opposition to Petitions to Deny and Reply to Comments, filed by Frontier Communications Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc.

10/13/09
Amended Opposition to Petitions to Deny and Reply to Comments, filed by Frontier Communications Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc.

9/28/09
Notice of EXPARTE - Earthlink, Inc. & New Edge Network, Inc.

9/25/09
Letter - Earthlink, Inc. & New Edge Network, Inc.

9/22/09
Comments - Communication Workers of America, International Brotherhood Electrical Workers
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

9/21/09
Comment - Free Press

9/21/09
Comment - Communications Workers of American, International Brotherhood Electrical Workers

9/21/09
Petition - TW Telecom, One Communications, Integra and Cbeyond

9/21/09
Comment - Kentucky Data Link

9/21/09
Comment - Earthlink, Inc. and New Edge Network, Inc.

9/21/09
Comment - National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates

9/21/09
Comment - Independent Telephone & Telecommunications Alliance

9/21/09
Comment - Michigan Public Service Commission

9/21/09
Comment - Contel of South, Inc d/b/a Verizon Mid-States

9/21/09
Petition - NTELOS of West Virginia Inc.

9/18/09
Comment - Calix

9/17/09
Comments, filed by Senator Robert Byrd

9/15/09
Comment - Kurt Dobbins

9/11/09
Comment - ADTRAN, Inc.

8/21/09
Notice of Exparte - Frontier Communications Corp.

8/19/09
Letter - Verizon West Coast, Inc.

8/19/09
Letter - Verizon South Inc.

8/19/09
Letter - Verizon North Inc.

8/19/09
Letter - Verizon Enterprise Solutions LLC

8/19/09
Letter - Verizon West Virginia, Inc.

8/19/09
Letter - Verizon California, Inc.

8/19/09
Letter - Verizon Northwest, Inc.

Public Comments:
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Application Documents

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FCC Approves Frontier-Verizon Transaction to Significantly Expand Broadband in Rural America.
Order: Acrobat
New Release: Word | Acrobat
Genachowski Statement: Word | Acrobat
Copps & Clyburn Joint Statement: Word | Acrobat

Contacts: 
Alex Johns
Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau
(202) 418-1167
Jeff Tobias
Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
(202) 418-1617
David Krech
Policy Division, International Bureau
(202) 418-7443
General Information: 

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