New frontier for Verizon

The Oregon Public Utility Commission approves the sale of Verizon to Frontier.

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The Oregon Public Utility Commission approved the sale of Verizon’s phone, internet and cable television operations in Oregon to Frontier Communications.

The commission approved the sale to Frontier with 57 conditions to protect customers.

Verizon divested its interest in cable television, broadband and landline telephone services in a sale to Frontier in late 2009, to focus solely on its wireless phone enterprises.

The city councils of Gresham, Fairview, Troutdale and Wood Village all voted in early January to accept the franchise transfer from Verizon to Connecticut-based Frontier Communications Corp.

Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.

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