the Controversial Committee Report
“We don’t raise sacred cows...we just butcher them.”
"Frontier #2 - Update"
Update To: CCR 04-28-16 "An Open Letter"
Since posting the above noted report, additional information and complaints have been received by staff of the CCR, regarding the sale of Irving’s Verizon communications system to Frontier Communications.
1. A slight mistake was made in the above referenced report. The report stated Verizon: "sold their e-mail system to AOL."
Actually, Verizon purchased AOL for a reported $4+B.
(For any low information folks who have had this report forwarded to them, the "B" stands for billion!)
At a city council meeting last evening, the Irving City council amended the proposed Verizon Planned Unit Development concept for their for-profit business campus. However, the approval of this amendment requires Verizon to return to the council with additional details and plans concerning the new aspects which include Transit-Oriented-Development (read: DART?).
(Will these required changes increase the bucket of funds the city is considering to shovel Verizon’s way?)
However, there is still not any information available to the general public as to what concessions the council is considering to reimburse Verizon for infrastructure cost or tax deferrals which might be granted. Nor, has a specific amount been published as to what these concession cost would be.
Whatever the cost, the funds to reimburse Verizon will come from property tax bucks.
Does it seem as if Verizon is lifting a page from one of the presidential play books? Does Verizon consider Irving tax payers to be in the upper 1% and funds should be granted and forked over for their proposed development in order for citizens to "Feel the Bern?"
Do you believe Verizon, with $4+B, in loose change to spend on AOL, depleted all liquid funds to support their for-profit development in Irving…which, in no way, is related to their previous telecommunications business in the city?
Does Verizon actually warrant the good graces of Irving tax payers for the bungled telecommunications system (read: Frontier Communications) now plaguing the city as a result of their sell-out? Doesn’t it appear Frontier seems to be incapable of handling such a large endeavor?
When will the full details of what any ‘smoke-filled room’ discussions or other private meetings with Verizon personnel, which probably have been conducted, reveal just how much Irving tax payers will be on the hook to support Verizon’s for-profit development venture, in the city, should the council move forward with these freebies?
2. With additional complaints, regarding Frontier’s poor customer service and problems Irving citizens continue to identify, since the above report was posted, the only way this issue will move forward to curing is by citizens having problems with Frontier also contact Irving City council members and the city administration.
The poor service issues have been ongoing for too long for there not to have involvement by those who should be looking out for citizens best interest…that would be the city council and city staff.
(And if you know someone who does not receive the CCR, forward this report to them for their participation.)
Since the staff of the CCR cannot actually resolve you concerns, send your comments, Frontier customer service frustration-grievances, and problems to:
Beth Van Duyne
(972) 898-7500 2017
(469) 704-8479 2017
(214) 460-1990 2018
(972) 554-1810 2016
(469) 781-7176 2018
(214) 557-8406 2018
(972) 554-5060 2016
(972) 313-0909 2016
(214) 490-9749 2017
Chris Hillman (City Manager)