MARION, Ohio, Sep 24, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR, news, filings), the leading provider of communications services to rural America, recently announced the appointment of Dave Davidson as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Ohio. In this role, Davidson is overseeing the aggressive deployment of broadband communications and is responsible for every aspect of the customer experience. With state headquarters in Marion, Ohio is one of Frontier's largest operations, spanning 77 counties and with more than 1,000 employees.
Before joining Frontier in February 2010, Davidson worked at Connect Ohio, a public-private partnership with the state of Ohio that aims to "bridge the digital divide" by driving broadband adoption among consumers and businesses in the state. Prior to this, he held senior level positions with telecommunications companies including McCaw Communications, AT&T Wireless and several start-up companies in the wireless and Internet space. While at AT&T Wireless, Davidson served as Vice President and General Manager of the company's Ohio and Western New York service areas.
"Dave's experience gives him incredible insight into the benefits of broadband for Ohio," said John J. Lass, President, Central Region, Frontier Communications. "He is a strong advocate of the economic, social and educational value that broadband connectivity will bring to residential and business customers. Frontier's promise to Ohio is that by December 31, 2013, 85 percent of households in our service areas will have broadband availability. We have committed to investing $50 million each year for the next three years to accomplish this. This is a tremendous undertaking deserving of a special leader who understands the importance of broadband. His outstanding experience and personal dedication make Dave the right person to lead Frontier's Ohio team."
Davidson earned a B.A. in Marketing and Business Administration from Kent State University, and his office is based in Frontier's Marion headquarters.
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE: FTR) offers voice, High-Speed Internet, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for small businesses and home offices, and advanced business communications Access Solutions for medium and large businesses in 27 states and with approximately 14,800 employees. A Fortune 300 company, Frontier is included in the S&P 500 Index and is the largest provider of communications services to rural America. More information is available at www.frontier.com and www.frontier.com/ir.
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Frontier Communications Corporation Patricia Amendola, 570-631-6013 PR/Communications Patricia.Amendola@ftr.com