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Frontier revenue hitch on inherited Verizon non-payers

US telco Frontier Communications reported its 2016 figures this week taking the brave decision to cut off non-paying customers it inherited from the wireline homes it acquired from Verizon in California, Texas, and Florida. This led to a $45 million cull of customer revenue, and it expects a further $25 million next quarter. In April, last year, Frontier completed a year-long deal to spend $10.54 billion acquiring residential, commercial and wholesale customers in the three states including 3.3 million voice connections, 2.1 million broadband lines and 1.2 million FiOS video subscribers. This deal allows Verizon to focus on its contiguous consumer wireline footprint across Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington, as well…

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