Industry News – 5-10-24

At its Public Meeting yesterday, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved a Joint Petition for Settlement between Frontier Communications Commonwealth Telephone, the Office of Consumer Advocate, and the Office of Small Business Advocate which will, among other things, see more than $100 million directed into investment in the company’s service territory. Commission Chairman Steve DeFrank called the settlement “comprehensive and significant” noting that the investment over four years “will go a long way toward providing these 100,000 customers with adequate and reliable local telephone service as well as internet access.” Vice Chair Kimberly Barrow was the lone “no” vote, noting in her dissent the lack of a civil penalty being applied in the case.