Citizens Telecommunications Company of West Virginia
|Frontier Communications of West Virginia|
|Subsidiary of Frontier|
|Products||Local Telephone Service|
|Parent||Alltel (until 1995)
The company was founded in 1897 as the Short Line Telephone Company. In 1975, the company changed its name to Mountain State Telephone Company. In 1995, the company became Citizens Mountain State Telephone Company in 1995 upon its acquisition from Alltel. The company operated separately from Citizens' existing operations in West Virginia that operated under the Citizens Telecommunications Company of West Virginia name.
In 2000, Citizens Mountain State absorbed the former GTE operations that Citizens acquired in 1994. At this point, Citizens Mountain State Telephone Company then changed its name to Citizens Telecommunications Company of West Virginia.
In 2001, the company began doing business as Frontier Communications of West Virginia.