Navajo Communications

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Navajo Communications Company, Inc.
Subsidiary of Frontier
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1928
Headquarters St. Michaels, AZ, USA
Products Local Telephone Service
Parent Citizens/Frontier (1994–present)

Navajo Communications Company, Inc. is the operating company of Frontier Communications that provides telephone services in Arizona to the Navajo people.

Telephone service to the Navajo began in 1928 when the Bureau of Indian Affairs began building telephone lines to connect its facilities. In 1969, the BIA sold the system to Great Southwest Telephone Co.[1] In 1981, Great Southwest Telephone was acquired by CP National.[2] In 1988, CP National was acquired by Alltel.[3] In 1994, Alltel sold off its operations for the Navajo to Citizens Communications.[4] Citizens later changed its name to the current Frontier Communications.

The company is separate from Citizens Telecommunications Company of the White Mountains, which is a Frontier operating company formed in 1996 following the acquisition of former Contel/GTE service regions in Arizona.


  1. ^ Donovan, Bill (2010-07-22). "NCC celebrates 40 years of serving Diné". Navajo Times. Retrieved 2015-06-17. 
  2. ^ "CP National Corp. now 17th largest". Seguin Gazette-Enterprise. 1981-08-30. p. 8. Retrieved 2015-06-17. 
  3. ^ Hicks, Jonathan P. (1988-08-23). "COMPANY NEWS; Alltel in Stock Deal To Buy CP National". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-06-17. 
  4. ^ FCC COSA history for Navajo Communications Company, Inc.