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The govt does pay for broadband for rural areas. Its called ΑCAM or CAF. your company has to apply for the funds and then agree to meet the stipulations.
Maybe your company doesnt want to pursue it, or they have been turned down based in their demonstrated inability to act in a fiscally responsible manner
Unfortunately, for rural america there is no money to be made to build fiber. As long as the broadband market is privatized then rural america will get screwed. It's simple numbers folks. The only way rural america will get upgraded is if government steps in and pays for it.
First off. West Virginia govt can’t manage their state let alone a bunch of hoopies running telco there. And no you’re not the most profitable part of the old VZ footprint. You were one of the first sold. If you were making money hand over fist, then why do all the inbred customers still have to use smoke signals to carry on a conversation with “kin folks” the next “hollar” over yonder. Sheesh stfu. The worst state in the contiguous US ( look it up it is a word) for job creation and people leaving at an alarming rate. Don’t even start a conversation unless you dun bin outta yo state to see wut udder states are like.
If the company files bk all union contracts are null and void and would need to be renegotiated. Most likely for way less pay and benefits then what we get now
GTE should not have sold out to Bell Atlantic!
Chris Shelton sent out an e-mail, indicating his concern that FTR may declare bankruptcy.
Something about 'monitoring the situation.''
i am no expert, but bankruptcy sounds like a bad thing
Effecting Union Members nation wide yes management and the Union itself
I would imagine that ' monitoring the situation' is not an answer
I would imagine that phone calls should be made by the leaders of CWA and IBEW to see what can be done to save this company
Yesterday was the time for union leadership to act, each passing day is another nail in the company.
I do agree it has been mismanaged from day 1
In each area they took over
Starting in West Virginia , then Connecticut and the states that followed
The upper management is a clueless group when it comes to running a telecom
Not when it comes to "reorganization" . Makes one wonder doesn't it?
CWA and IBEW leaders need a sit down with management ASAP . It may be to late maybe not,dunt what I do know is that 'monitoring is a lousy choice.
Maybe the Tampa bay frontier president can right the ship?
Still getting over $40 per/hr! As Alfred E. Neuman once said, "What, me worry?"
All of it does not matter now. Ftr is the reason so many people will be looking for work...thanks Danny! Thanks for ruining my career...
Except for WV? WV wasn't originally part of what VZ was selling in 2009. FTR was the only company dumb enough to want it but only would buy the other 13 properties if VZ added WV. WV and CT are the only 2 properties FTR services that actually make money for them. FTR was fine after CT but got donkey punched by VZ with the CTF buy.
I am glad I left shortly after GTE bought out Contel. The land line phone company has went down hill since that time. Tip and Ring are just about dead.
FL wasn't the most profitable region. It was a former GTE area inherited with the merger. They kept the most profitable, which is the northeast and mid-atlantic (except for WV).
"VZ FLorida was the most profitable region for VZ and now its going out of business. No words to say why this happened....."
WTF = Welcome To Frontier. That is what happened.
Take those VSP offers while you can
This is why I quit. Verizon sold us down the river in Florida to a company doomed to fail. VZ FLorida was the most profitable region for VZ and now its going out of business. No words to say why this happened.....