July 30, 2012

Frontier Communications Announces Expansion of Rural Broadband Services Through The Connect America Fund

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Attends Ribbon-Cuttings in Three Rural Properties in California and Nevada

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Celebrating its broadband expansion efforts via The Connect America Fund, Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) today hosted ribbon-cutting events in three rural properties in Alpine County, California and Topaz Lake and Douglas County, Nevada. Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), joined Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications, other Frontier representatives, tribal officials, and business and community leaders to announce the availability of broadband in areas previously unserved.

"Broadband services are critical to economic growth and a vital community," noted Mrs. Wilderotter. "Our goal at Frontier is to ensure that our customers, regardless of where they reside, enjoy the same advanced services as consumers in major metro areas. Today, together with Chairman Genachowski, we celebrate a vision for America that makes broadband services ubiquitous, connecting rural customers with family, friends and all the Internet offers. Education, healthcare, and employment opportunities will expand as Frontier continues to increase broadband availability in rural markets."

Celebratory events took place throughout the day as Mrs. Wilderotter and Chairman Genachowski traveled to meet with customers and community members in three locations:

Alpine County, California

Alpine County is a 100% rural county, where Frontier serves the communities of Markleeville, Paynesville, Fredericksburg, Woodfords and the Woodfords Community tribal area. Recently Frontier extended broadband service with speeds up to 6 Mbps over a 44 square mile area to 623 households.

Topaz Lodge, Gardnerville, Nevada

The Connect America Fund (CAF) created by FCC reforms will help Frontier provide broadband access to 423 households that are currently unserved.

Douglas County, Nevada

Frontier's service area covers approximately 729 square miles in Douglas County. The company is in the process of extending broadband coverage to more than 5,700 county households.

About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America's largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier's approximately 15,500 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.

Frontier Communications
Christy Reap
Office: 203-614-4703
Mobile: 202-309-9362
Christine.Reap@ftr.com

Source: Frontier Communications Corporation

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