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STOCKTON — When 60-year-old Floria Ford fell behind on her Pacific Gas and Electric Co. payments last year, her debt quickly snowballed. At one point she owed $1,024. She says

Before Frontier Communications took over Verizon’s California landlines last year, the company insisted that it knew how to make money from aging phone networks that bigger telecom companies didn’t know