Cox Media Group Removes KIRO-TV from Frontier Communications' Seattle FiOS Customers

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Cox demanding untenable rate increase of 80 percent over three-year contract

NORWALK, Conn.--( )-- Frontier Communications FiOS customers in the Seattle area have lost access to KIRO-TV programming as Frontier refuses to agree to Cox Media Group's demands for large fee increases of more than 80 percent over the next three-year contract period. Frontier customers no longer have access to CBS, Get TV, and Laff TV in their programming selection in the Seattle area.

"Cox's bullying and heavy-handed blackout tactics hurt consumers," said Steve Ward, Frontier Senior Vice President Video Technology and Content. "Their demands for an outrageous price increase would have to be passed on to customers in the form of higher monthly service rates. It's time for Cox to agree to a fair and reasonable solution."

Frontier will continue its efforts to reach a fair and reasonable agreement so Cox will restore programming as quickly as possible.

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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 SecureĀ® digital protection solutions. Frontier Business offers communications solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses. More information about Frontier is available at

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