Frontier Communications to Extend Broadband Deployment to Rural America with FCC's Connect America Fund
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Frontier Communications' ongoing commitment to deploying broadband
services to rural America will accelerate with the acceptance of $71.9
million from the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Connect
America Fund (CAF). The funds present Frontier with an opportunity to
expand its commitment to deploying and enhancing broadband connectivity
in underserved or unserved areas.
The FCC established CAF to accelerate broadband build-out to the 18
million Americans living in rural areas who currently have no access to
robust broadband infrastructure. By accepting this funding, Frontier has
pledged to provide broadband service to an additional 92,876 households
covering more than half of the 27 states it serves, ensuring rural
customers in states such as Michigan, Oregon, Washington and West
Virginia have access to broadband connectivity.
"The FCC's Connect America Fund offers Frontier additional resources to
drive broadband penetration to rural markets that are hungry for
access," said Kathleen Quinn Abernathy, Executive Vice President of
External Affairs for Frontier Communications.
"The CAF program directly supports broadband infrastructure, a critical
first step to offering services to the high-cost, rural parts of our
nation. This support will supplement the more than $1.5 billion of
private investment made by Frontier over the last two years to deploy an
advanced communications network to rural America," Abernathy added.
Nationally, Frontier provides broadband to nearly 80% of households
within its territories. Frontier continues to focus on broadband
expansion while boosting broadband speeds throughout its network.
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, entertainment services like TumTiki.com,
data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for
residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced
business 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.
Source: Frontier Communications Corporation
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