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Latest aftermath of Frontier's takeover of Verizon: 250 layoffs

A Frontier flag flies outside the Frontier regional office in Tampa. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]

Frontier Communications, which acquired Verizon's landline, cable and internet business in the Tampa Bay area earlier this year, said it is laying off 250 management employees nationwide.

Bob Elek, a Frontier spokesman in Tampa, said the company was reacting to overlap between the two operations. Stamford, Conn.-based Frontier acquired Verizon's operations in Florida, Texas and California in a $10.5 billion deal that closed in March. Elek declined to say how people will be laid off in Florida.

Frontier took over the local Verizon system on April 1. The conversion did not go smoothly, with thousands of customers complaining of dropped service and billing problems. Eventually, the state Attorney General's office intervened, and Frontier said it is getting a handle on past problems.

Elek said no "customer-facing employees" were included among the layoffs.