“Frontier is disappointed that Cox continues to deny our customers access to KIRO-TV and is now demanding even higher rates than it originally offered to Frontier. In fact, Cox is seeking to nearly double its rate over the next three years, rates that would directly affect customer bills,” said Steve Ward, Frontier Senior Vice President, Video Technology and Content. “Resolving this dispute and returning KIRO to our lineup is a priority for Frontier. Unfortunately, our attempts to reach a fair agreement have been rejected by Cox, and their actions amount to a refusal to participate in meaningful discussions.”
Ward added, “Large station owners like Cox Media Group are generously subsidized with publicly-owned TV spectrum worth millions of dollars. Their tactics, including blackouts and skyrocketing rate demands, are not consistent with using the broadcast medium to serve the public interest. It’s time for big TV station owners like Cox to stop these anti-consumer tactics and get back to the table with realistic and fair proposals.”
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) is a leader in providing communications services to urban, suburban, and rural communities in 29 states. Frontier offers a variety of services to residential customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks, including video, high-speed internet, advanced voice, and Frontier Secure® digital protection solutions. Frontier Business offers communications solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses. More information about Frontier is available at www.frontier.com.
Christy Reap, 203-614-4703
AVP, Corporate Communications