Frontier, one of Tampa Bay’s largest cable and internet providers, just filed for bankruptcy

The company says the filing will allow them to "reduce our debt by more than $10 billion."

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This afternoon, Frontier Communications announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

In a press release, the company promised remaining customers that its cable and internet services won’t get any worse. 

"Frontier expects to continue providing quality service to its customers without interruption and work with its business partners as usual throughout the court-supervised process. The Company has sufficient liquidity to meet its ongoing obligations," said Frontier. 

Frontier, which is one of two major cable internet providers in Tampa Bay along with Spectrum, filed for bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York. The company says the filing will allow them to "reduce our debt by more than $10 billion."

“With this agreement with our Bondholders, we can now focus on executing our strategy to drive operational efficiencies and position our business for long-term growth,” said Bernie Han, President and Chief Executive Officer in the press release.

“At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the entire business community, and our team is focused on ensuring the health and safety of our employees and customers. The services we provide to our customers keeps them connected, safe and informed, and I would like to thank our team for their continued dedication, especially in light of the current environment.”

Frontier says it's betting on a $1.352 billion sale of operations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana to Northwest Fiber by April 30. 

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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