Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) announced that it has made enhanced
broadband service available to an additional 25,000 households in Texas.
Frontier is leveraging the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF) program to
bring broadband to approximately 5,500 households in CAF-eligible census
blocks while expanding its overall service and reach to approximately
20,000 more households throughout Texas.
"Through ongoing network investments, Frontier is providing broadband
and faster speeds to residents in our Texas service areas," Pedro
Correa, Frontier Senior Vice President, Operations said. "We have been
aggressively deploying and upgrading our broadband service and look
forward to serving more residents."
The deployments are made possible through a combination of Frontier's
capital investment and the CAF. The FCC established the CAF in 2011 to
facilitate broadband deployment to the millions of Americans living in
rural areas without access to broadband infrastructure. As of 2016,
Frontier began receiving approximately $16 million a year from the CAF
to expand and upgrade the company's network to37,208 locations in Texas
by the end of 2020.
The CAF program and investments by Frontier are enabling broadband
access to previously unserved households, as well as improvements in
speeds and services. Frontier offers simplified broadband offerings and
bundled service packages that provide customers with choice and
Broadband availability allows businesses and consumers to stay connected
and take full advantage of online education, healthcare, and
entertainment options. "Broadband connectivity is critical today,
especially in more rural areas," said Correa. "Through investment and
ongoing enhancements, Frontier is helping to close America's digital
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) is a leader in
providing communications services to urban, suburban, and rural
communities in 29 states. Frontier offers a variety of services to
residential customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks,
including video, high-speed internet, advanced voice, and Frontier
Secure® digital protection solutions. Frontier's video offerings include
Frontier FiOS® and Vantage TV by Frontier™ with 100 percent HD picture
quality, Total Home DVR, instant channel change, enhanced search, Video
on Demand, and much more. Business Edge™ offers communications solutions
to small, medium, and enterprise businesses. More information about
Frontier is available at www.frontier.com.
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