HARTFORD, Conn. – The new chief of Frontier Communications Corp. in Connecticut says the company will increase its broadband service on what previously had been AT&T's footprint in the state as landline telephone business continues to erode.
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Frontier announced Wednesday that Paul Quick was appointed senior vice president and general manager of Connecticut operations. He most recently held the same job in Pennsylvania.
Frontier and AT&T announced last December that AT&T would sell its wireline operations in Connecticut for $2 billion. The deal must still win state regulatory approval.
Frontier also acquired AT&T's U-verse video and satellite TV customers in Connecticut.
Quick said Frontier will add 75 jobs to Connecticut's unionized workforce of 2,348 within the first six months of the AT&T deal closing this year. Another 10 jobs will be added in 2017.