Thread regarding Windstream Corp. layoffs

Frontier communications agrees to merger with Windstream

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Apr. 1, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) and Norwalk, CT –
Frontier Communications Corporation ("Frontier") and Windstream Communications Inc. ("Windstream") seek the Commission's consent for the assignment and transfer of control of various licenses and authorizations for purposes of sections 214 and 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934. Frontier, a widely-held and publicly traded corporation, is a full service communication provider focusing on rural areas and smaller cities and provides an array of telecommunications and broadband Internet access services through its wholly-owned operating companies in 34 states. .

This deal comes after exiting chapter 11 bankruptcy.Elliot management help maked the deal possible after taking control interest in both companies. Windstream emerged from bankruptcy a year ago. We hope the combined assets will generate synergy savings in the wireline business. Exact details of the merger are yet to be released. Windstream will have the right to appoint three of the nine board members and Frontier will have the right to appoint six of the nine members of the newly-merged Frontier Board of Directors.

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Frontier update:

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210415005983/en/Frontier-Announces-Receipt-of-All-Necessary-Regulatory-Approvals-for-Chapter-11-Restructuring

"Frontier Communications Corporation …today announced the California Public Utilities Commission has unanimously voted to approve its emergence from Chapter 11. Having already received all other required state and federal approvals, the Company expects to successfully emerge from Chapter 11 in the coming weeks."

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Post ID: @imtu+1a9ZjFUF

Elliott is waiting in the wings to combine assets.

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Post ID: @eovb+1a9ZjFUF

Unfortunately 2 times zero equals zero.

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@6iwk+1a9ZjFUF

"Unity will buy the frontier fiber as it is merging with WS."

Windstream's big shareholder, the Elliott Management hedge fund, has a free hand with Windstream but not Uniti. Uniti's shareholders would have to see a plus to this for them to go along. If Elliott offered a poor deal, then other hedge funds would buy up Uniti stock and force a better deal. You'd end up with vultures vs vultures with their clouds of supporting lawyer birds squabbling over their share of roadkill.

I'm not saying this can't happen, I'm just saying it's complicated and may or may not make sense for some of the parties.

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Post ID: @8ioj+1a9ZjFUF

@Nope.

Ftr is going through major changes just as we did 2 years ago. They are HEAVY union and ILEC only, they are all utility and regulated accordingly.

Wait until after the contracts expire with the union members. Lots of changes coming down the pipe on this one. I would expect announcements in May not now.

I also agree as a service they are really broken. People think outsourcing support was a bad idea for win, wait until you meet the laziness of a union linemen.

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Post ID: @6zjn+1a9ZjFUF

Unity will buy the frontier fiber as it is merging with WS.

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@4myl+1a9ZjFUF

"Uniti is going to assume control of frontiers outside plant on 4/17"

Not happening. No announcement from Uniti - trust me, they hype even small deals.

It would make sense that Frontier and Uniti might do this but so far it's not happening.
https://investor.uniti.com/press-releases?field_nir_news_date_value[min]=2021

Additionally, while the bankruptcy court approved Frontier's restructuring plan late last year, it's still technically in bankruptcy pending regulatory approval from several states. I know WV was still grilling them on service issues last month. They couldn't do that big a deal without court approval while in bankruptcy. It also potentially reduces the collateral available for existing bondholders without their approval - we see how that worked for Windstream previously!

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@5wmj+1a9ZjFUF

What value does windstream offer without the outside plant?
Kinetic doesn't exist if you cannot connect your CO to the customer.

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Post ID: @5tsb+1a9ZjFUF

Uniti technically isnt affiliated with windstream, they wouldnt be involved. Elliot is going to continue to play in windstreams shell game. They dont need to. Why would elliot give away their outside plant to a 3rd party company? Other carriers will actually pay you money for that outside plant, tt always slid windstreams capital to unity for pennies on the dollar.

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Post ID: @5wmj+1a9ZjFUF

Tie two rocks together.

Throw them in the water.

"Synergy" means they're supposed to float better than before.

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Post ID: @4ads+1a9ZjFUF

https://www.google.com/search?num=100&tbs=sbd%3A1&tbm=nws&ei=9iAtXIaLFNDUsAW-5IfgDQ&q=uniti+OR+windstream&oq=uniti+OR+windstream&gs_l=psy-ab.3...2556.14008.0.15240.28.26.0.2.2.0.429.3791.5j12j6j0j1.24.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..2.15.2429...0j33i299k1j33i10i299k1.0.AuAqDXaqp_0

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Post ID: @4bpd+1a9ZjFUF

Here comes "duplication of effort" emails. Save money by Rif'ing the more experienced.

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Post ID: @2zqg+1a9ZjFUF

truth is stranger than fiction

It's GOING to happen, wait and see.

Wireline business is a firewall! Union's are going bye-bye!

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Post ID: @1dut+1a9ZjFUF

WOW!!!
A ' Software Power House ' teams up with a ' Telecomm Giant '
What could go wrong ;)

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Post ID: @1wkk+1a9ZjFUF

I suggest popping a big bowl of popcorn, get yourself a beer, or a chilled carbonated beverage of choice, and sit back and watch this sheeeet show.
Rated 17NC, so make sure the kids are in bed.

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Post ID: @1upv+1a9ZjFUF

"Elliot management help maked the deal possible after taking control interest in both companies."

At least they saved money by not hiring anybody to proofread this. Maked?

They probably made the deal helping TT 'mow' his grass (with a push mower)

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Post ID: @1xzg+1a9ZjFUF

Daddy do you want some sausage. Tom Green youtube

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Post ID: @fop+1a9ZjFUF

If it weren't April 1st and the Board member seating numbers, this would sound about right

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