Frontier Communications Corp. said Friday that the Federal Communications Commission has approved its acquisition of AT&T's wireline, broadband and video operations in Connecticut and that the company expects to close the transaction in the fourth quarter.
Earlier in the week, Frontier announced the appointment of Paul Quick as senior vice president and general manager of its Connecticut operations. Quick will oversee field operations, residential and commercial sales, and customer experience in Connecticut, out of Frontier's state headquarters in Hartford.
Frontier, based in Stamford, paid $2 billion in cash to acquire AT&T's operations in Connecticut.
Frontier said Connecticut will have the largest set of residential and business access lines and broadband customers of its 28 operating states once the transaction is approved by the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.
Before joining Frontier, Quick was president of the Philadelphia-based greeting cards company CSS Industries' Paper Magic Group. Quick was also vice president and general manager of the Walgreens Team for Hallmark Cards based in Missouri.
"Since joining Frontier in May 2012, Paul has developed strategies that are customer-focused and results-oriented," Dan McCarthy, president and chief operating officer of Frontier, said in a written release. "I am very pleased that Connecticut, Frontier's home state since 1946, will benefit from the experience of a proven leader who has demonstrated a great ability to manage operations, engage employees and enhance customer, business and community relationships."