Ziply Fiber expects to complete a deal soon to acquire the northwest operations of Frontier Communications for $1.35 billion. Ziply, previously known as Northwest Fiber, says the deal will allow the company to offer Internet services in parts of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Herold Zeitz, CEO of Ziply Fiber, says customers in the service areas will see their service improve once the deal closes. The company plans to make a $100 million upgrade to its core infrastructure. Ziply plans to retain Frontiers 980 employees and hire an additional 200 employees for offices in Oregon and Washington.
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