PSC Staff Starts Inquiry into Allegations Against Frontier
The West Virginia Public Service Commission's staff has started a preliminary investigation into allegations against Frontier Communications.
The Charleston Gazette reports that the review follows a complaint filed earlier this summer against Frontier by Citynet.
The Bridgeport-based Internet provider alleges that Frontier is trying to shut out competition for high-speed Internet in the state by not honoring an agreement allowing Citynet to lease unused fiber-optic cable.
It also alleges that Frontier won't release engineering maps that show the location of its expansive fiber network. Frontier has denied violating the 2003 agreement that was approved by the commission.
After completing the review, the commission's lawyers will recommend whether to refer the matter to an administrative law judge and hold a hearing.