Will Frontier fall into the same pothole as FairPoint?

Will Frontier Communications run into the same woe that's befallen FairPoint Communications? The two companies have followed a nearly parallel course in acquiring rural operations from Verizon, paying with stock and promising cash down the line. While the corks are still popping at Frontier, the post-celebration hangover at Fairpoint--which is now saying it needs to restructure--should be fair warning.

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