Frontier Communications has agreed to invest $310 million in West Virginia for broadband deployment and service improvements over the next three years.
The Stamford, Conn.-based Frontier bought phone lines from Verizon.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski gave a shout-out to the phone company for the commitment, saying it will "result in hundreds of millions of dollars in investment, the creation of high-tech jobs in West Virginia and other areas around the country, and increased job security for communications workers."
Broadband deployment is Job One for the FCC as it continues to implement the National Broadband Plan.
Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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