Frontier Communications to Host FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to Celebrate Rural Broadband Expansion and Connect America Fund
FCC Chairman to visit three rural properties with recent or upcoming
broadband turn ups
Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski will join Maggie
Wilderotter, Frontier Communications Chairman and CEO, other Frontier
representatives, tribal officials, and other business and community
leaders at ribbon cutting events to celebrate expansion of broadband
services to several locations in rural California and Nevada and
California on Monday, July 30th.
Events will take place in Alpine County, California, and Topaz Lake and
Douglas County, Nevada.
ALL EVENTS MONDAY, JULY 30th (times
are local, west coast)
9:00 AM Alpine County, California
Woodfords Fire Department,
65 Diamond Valley Road, Markleeville, California 96120
County with the smallest population in California — population of
1,175 (2010 census)
Considered a 100% rural county; no incorporated cities in the county.
Frontier recently installed and turned up broadband in this previously
The Alpine County broadband project extended high-speed internet
service over a 44 square mile area, bringing broadband with speeds up
to 6Mbps to 623 households.
Frontier serves the communities of Markleeville, Paynesville,
Fredericksburg, Woodfords and the Woodfords Community tribal area.
11:10 AM Topaz Lodge, Gardnerville, Nevada
1979 Highway 395
S, Gardnerville, Nevada 89410
The Connect America Fund (CAF) created by FCC reforms will help
Frontier provide high-speed Internet access to 423 households that are
12:15 PM Douglas County, Nevada
Minden Food Company, 1599
Esmeralda Avenue, Minden, Nevada 89423
Located in the northwestern portion of Nevada — population of 46,997.
Mostly urban area with the Sierra Mountains and Lake Tahoe bordering
the west side and traveling down the entire length of the Carson
Frontier's service area covers approximately 729 square miles.
Frontier is in the process of extending broadband coverage to over
5,700 households in Douglas County.
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
Frontier Communications Corporation
Christy Reap, 203-614-4703
Source: Frontier Communications Corporation
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