Frontier Communications Corporation

Case No. 20-22476


Case Background

On April 14, 2020, Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) announced that, together with its subsidiaries, it has entered into a Restructuring Support Agreement (“RSA”) with unsecured bondholders representing more than 75% of Frontier’s approximately $11 billion in outstanding unsecured bonds. The RSA contemplates agreed-upon terms for a pre-arranged financial restructuring plan (the “Plan”) that leaves unimpaired all general unsecured creditors and holders of secured and subsidiary debt. Under the RSA, the bondholders have, subject to certain terms and conditions, agreed to support implementation of a Plan that is expected to reduce the Company’s debt by more than $10 billion and provide significant financial flexibility to support continued investment in its long-term growth. To implement the Plan, the Company and its direct and indirect subsidiaries voluntarily filed petitions under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the Southern District of New York.

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. Under the RSA, trade vendors will be unimpaired for both pre- and post-petition obligations.

Additional information about Frontier's financial restructuring is available at www.frontierrestructuring.com.

Important Information & Dates

First Day Hearing

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on April 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) before the Honorable Robert D. Drain, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Court”).  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Court’s General Order M-543, dated March 20, 2020, the First Day Hearing will be conducted telephonically.

A final hearing on certain of the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on May 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

Please click here to download the Court’s General Order M-543.

Please click below to view and download the Debtors' First Day Motions and Orders:

First Day Motions

First Day Orders

Notice of Commencement/Meeting of Creditors

The meeting of creditors will be held on June 11, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (ET).  The location has yet to be determined. 

Please click below to view and download the Notice of Commencement:

Notice of Commencement / Meeting of Creditors


Plan & Disclosure Statement

On May 15, 2020, the Debtors filed their Joint Plan of Reorganization and the Disclosure Statement related thereto. The Bankruptcy Court will hold a hearing to consider approval of the Disclosure Statement on June 29, 2020.


Pacific Northwest Sale Hearing Hearing

A hearing to consider the Amended Sale Motion and Transition Services Agreement Redaction Motion was held on April 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) before the Honorable Robert D. Drain, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Court”).  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Court’s General Order M-543, dated March 20, 2020, the hearing will be conducted telephonically.


Dates

May 22 2020 Adjourned: Final Hearing on Certain First Day Motions 10:00 a.m. (ET) Notice of Agen... Add to Calendar
June 11 2020 Meeting of Creditors 12:00 p.m. (ET) NOC Add to Calendar
June 29 2020 Disclsoure Statement Hearing 10:00 a.m. (ET) Motion to Appr... Add to Calendar

Parties

Debtors' Counsel

  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP (New York)

    601 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY   10022
    www.kirkland.com
    Phone: 212.446.4800
    Fax: 212.446.4900

    Stephen E. Hessler, P.C.
    Mark McKane, P.C.
    Patrick Venter

  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Chicago)

    300 North LaSalle Street
    Chicago, IL   60654
    www.kirkland.com
    Phone: 312.862.2000
    Fax: 312.862.2200

    Chad J. Husnick, P.C.
    Benjamin M. Rhode

Debtors' Restructuring Advisors

  • FTI Consulting, Inc.

    227 West Monroe Street
    Suite 900
    Chicago, IL   60606
    www.fticonsulting.com
    Phone: 312.759.8100
    Fax: 312.759.8119

    Daniel Hugo
    Luke McCrory
    Claire Langenhorst

United States Trustee and Court Information

  • United States Bankruptcy Court

    Southern District of New York
    300 Quarropas Street, Room 248
    White Plains, NY   10601
    www.nysb.uscourts.gov
    Phone: 914.467.7250



  • Office of The United States Trustee

    U.S. Federal Office Building
    201 Varick Street, Suite 1006
    New York, NY   10014
    Phone: 212.510.0500
    Fax: 212.668.2361

    Greg Zipes

Debtors

Case Number Debtor Name Petition Date
Case Number 20-22476 Debtor Name Frontier Communications Corporation Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22475 Debtor Name Phone Trends, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22477 Debtor Name Citizens Capital Ventures Corp. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22478 Debtor Name Citizens Directory Services Company L.L.C. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22479 Debtor Name Citizens Louisiana Accounting Company Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22480 Debtor Name Citizens Newcom Company Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22486 Debtor Name Citizens Newtel, LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22493 Debtor Name Citizens Pennsylvania Company LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22497 Debtor Name Citizens SERP Administration Company Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22501 Debtor Name Citizens Telecom Services Company L.L.C. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22508 Debtor Name Citizens Telecommunications Company of California Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22510 Debtor Name Citizens Telecommunications Company of Idaho Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22514 Debtor Name Citizens Telecommunications Company of Illinois Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22519 Debtor Name Citizens Telecommunications Company of Minnesota, LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22523 Debtor Name Citizens Telecommunications Company of Montana Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22528 Debtor Name Citizens Telecommunications Company of Nebraska Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22532 Debtor Name Citizens Telecommunications Company of Nebraska LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22539 Debtor Name Citizens Telecommunications Company of Nevada Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22544 Debtor Name Citizens Telecommunications Company of New York, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22547 Debtor Name Citizens Telecommunications Company of Oregon Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22553 Debtor Name Citizens Telecommunications Company of Tennessee L.L.C. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22481 Debtor Name Citizens Telecommunications Company of the White Mountains, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22487 Debtor Name Citizens Telecommunications Company of Utah Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22492 Debtor Name Citizens Telecommunications Company of West Virginia Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22496 Debtor Name Citizens Utilities Capital L.P. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22502 Debtor Name Citizens Utilities Rural Company, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22504 Debtor Name Commonwealth Communication, LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22512 Debtor Name Commonwealth Telephone Company LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22516 Debtor Name Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises, LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22521 Debtor Name Commonwealth Telephone Management Services, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22526 Debtor Name CTE Holdings, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22531 Debtor Name CTE Services, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22536 Debtor Name CTE Telecom, LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22541 Debtor Name CTSI, LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22546 Debtor Name CU Capital LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22552 Debtor Name CU Wireless Company LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22557 Debtor Name Electric Lightwave NY, LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22562 Debtor Name Evans Telephone Holdings, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22566 Debtor Name Fairmount Cellular LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22570 Debtor Name Frontier ABC LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22573 Debtor Name Frontier California Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22574 Debtor Name Frontier Communications - Midland, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22569 Debtor Name Frontier Communications - Prairie, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22483 Debtor Name Frontier Communications - Schuyler, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22488 Debtor Name Frontier Communications Corporate Services Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22500 Debtor Name Frontier Communications Northwest Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22506 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of America, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22511 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Ausable Valley, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22495 Debtor Name Frontier Communications ILEC Holdings LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22517 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Breezewood, LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22520 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Canton, LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22525 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Delaware, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22529 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Depue, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22534 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Georgia LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22538 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Illinois, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22543 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Indiana LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22545 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Iowa, LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22550 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Lakeside, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22554 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Lakewood, LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22558 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Michigan, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22561 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Minnesota, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22564 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Mississippi LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22567 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Mt. Pulaski, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22571 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of New York, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22572 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Orion, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22482 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Oswayo River LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22485 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Pennsylvania, LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22489 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Rochester, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22491 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Seneca-Gorham, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22494 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Sylvan Lake, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22498 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of the Carolinas LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22503 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of the South, LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22505 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of the Southwest Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22509 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Thorntown LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22513 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Virginia, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22518 Debtor Name Frontier Communications of Wisconsin LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22522 Debtor Name Frontier Communications Online and Long Distance Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22527 Debtor Name Frontier Communications Services Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22533 Debtor Name Frontier Directory Services Company, LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22537 Debtor Name Frontier Florida LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22540 Debtor Name Frontier Infoservices Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22551 Debtor Name Frontier Mobile LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22556 Debtor Name Frontier North Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22560 Debtor Name Frontier Security Company Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22549 Debtor Name Frontier Midstates Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22563 Debtor Name Frontier Services Corp. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22484 Debtor Name Frontier Southwest Incorporated Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22490 Debtor Name Frontier Subsidiary Telco LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22499 Debtor Name Frontier Techserv, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22507 Debtor Name Frontier Telephone of Rochester, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22515 Debtor Name Frontier Video Services Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22524 Debtor Name Frontier West Virginia Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22530 Debtor Name GVN Services Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22535 Debtor Name N C C Systems, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22542 Debtor Name Navajo Communications Co., Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22548 Debtor Name Newco West Holdings LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22555 Debtor Name Ogden Telephone Company Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22559 Debtor Name Rhinelander Telecommunications, LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22565 Debtor Name Rib Lake Cellular for Wisconsin RSA #3, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22568 Debtor Name Rib Lake Telecom, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22578 Debtor Name SNET America, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22575 Debtor Name TCI Technology & Equipment LLC Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22576 Debtor Name The Southern New England Telephone Company Petition Date April 14, 2020
Case Number 20-22577 Debtor Name Total Communications, Inc. Petition Date April 14, 2020