Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va, has sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai voicing her concerns about the ability of Frontier Communications to meet the obligations required by the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction program.
This letter follows Wednesday’s announcement that nine providers won bids to cover West Virginia through the RDOF program.
“If, during the review of Frontier’s long-form application for the West Virginia locations there are any questions or concerns about their ability to deliver on the commitment made in their short form application, I urge the FCC to reject their long-form application. The stakes are simply too high to provide nearly $250 million to a company that does not have the capability to deliver on the commitments made to the FCC. West Virginia cannot afford to be let down, yet again, by the failure of Frontier to deliver on promises made to federal partners,” Capito wrote.