Great Value and Downstream Speeds of up to 6 Megabits per Second
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Sep 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) —
Consumers and businesses in portions of Fayetteville, Terra Alta and West Union now have access to Frontier Communications’ (NYSE:FTR, news, filings) High-Speed Internet, allowing them to email, quickly download movies, share photos or video with friends and family and create their own Internet content.
Since acquiring the operations on July 1, 2010, Frontier technicians installed High-Speed Internet equipment, based on digital subscriber line (DSL) technology, at the company’s telephone switching facilities in the area, enabling it to offer broadband service to eligible consumers in these communities.
“Frontier High-Speed Internet service provides a tremendous value for consumers who want consistently reliable broadband service from a local provider they can trust,” said Ken Arndt, Frontier’s President for the Southeast Region. “Access to broadband is critical for education, safety and information, and Frontier High-Speed Internet offers a wide range of products to meet the broadband needs for homes and businesses in West Virginia. We are committed to deploying broadband to unserved and underserved areas, and this is the first of many steps throughout the remainder of 2010 and beyond to keep our commitments to the citizens of the state of West Virginia.”
Frontier High-Speed Internet subscribers have access to an extensive array of features and services, including online hard drive backup, virus and spyware protection with Frontier Peace of Mind; Frontier email; online gaming; Internet television via my fitv; and more.
Frontier High-Speed Internet service is delivered on a dedicated line from Frontier’s central switching office to the customer’s home or business and is backed by live, 24 x 7 100 percent U.S.-based customer service and technical support. High-Speed Internet service typically is available to residents and businesses located within approximately three miles of the company’s central switching offices.
Eligible residential customers may sign up online for a Frontier High-Speed Internet plan with connection speeds up to 6 Mbps (megabits per second). Plan prices begin at $20.10 a month. Residential consumers may call 877 352-7011 or visit http://www.frontier.com to check their eligibility or to place orders.
Frontier High-Speed Internet for Business packages offer a choice of speeds, static IP addresses, remote dial-up access, networking and domain name emails. More information about service availability and pricing is available to business owners by calling 877-352-7011 or visiting http://www.frontier.com.
Bundled Services Bring It All Together for Customers
Frontier customers can bundle Frontier High-Speed Internet service with a Frontier Digital Phone calling plan and all-digital DISH(R) service, giving them unlimited calling, High-Speed Internet access and in-home video service for additional savings – all on one bill.
Frontier Connections Advantage, starting at $69.99 per month with a one-year price protection plan, offers customers an unlimited calling plan in state — Frontier Digital Phone State Unlimited — and combines it with either Frontier High-Speed Internet service or DISH(R) service billed through Frontier.
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 14,600 employees. More information is available at www.frontier.com and www.frontier.com/ir.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are made on the basis of management’s views and assumptions regarding future events and business performance. Words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements (including oral representations) involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. These risks and uncertainties are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: For two years after the merger, we will be limited in the amount of capital stock that we can issue to make acquisitions or to raise additional capital; our indemnity obligation to Verizon may discourage, delay or prevent a third party from acquiring control of us during the two-year period following the merger in a transaction that stockholders might consider favorable; our ability to successfully integrate the Verizon operations into Frontier’s existing operations; the effects of increased expenses due to activities related to the integration of the Verizon operations; the risk that the growth opportunities and cost synergies from the Verizon transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; our ability to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; the effects of greater than anticipated competition requiring new pricing, marketing strategies or new product or service offerings and the risk that we will not respond on a timely or profitable basis; reductions in the number of our access lines that cannot be offset by increases in high-speed Internet subscribers and sales of other products; the effects of ongoing changes in the regulation of the communications industry as a result of federal and state legislation and regulation; the effects of changes in the availability of federal and state universal funding to us and our competitors; the effects of competition from cable, wireless and other wireline carriers (through Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), DOCSIS 3.0, 4G or otherwise); our ability to adjust successfully to changes in the communications industry and to implement strategies for growth; adverse changes in the credit markets or in the ratings given to our debt securities by nationally accredited ratings organizations, which could limit or restrict the availability, or increase the cost, of financing; continued reductions in switched access revenues as a result of regulation, competition or technology substitutions; the effects of changes in both general and local economic conditions on the markets we serve, which can affect demand for our products and services, customer purchasing decisions, collectability of revenues and required levels of capital expenditures related to new construction of residences and businesses; our ability to effectively manage service quality in our territories; our ability to successfully introduce new product offerings, including the ability to offer bundled service packages on terms that are both profitable to us and attractive to customers; changes in accounting policies or practices adopted voluntarily or as required by generally accepted accounting principles or regulations; our ability to manage effectively our operations, operating expenses and capital expenditures, and to repay, reduce or refinance our debt; the effects of bankruptcies and home foreclosures, which could result in difficulty in collection of revenues and loss of customers; the effects of technological changes and competition on our capital expenditures and product and service offerings, including the lack of assurance that our network improvements will be sufficient to meet or exceed the capabilities and quality of competing networks; the effects of increased medical, retiree and pension expenses and related funding requirements; changes in income tax rates, tax laws, regulations or rulings, or federal or state tax assessments; the effects of state regulatory cash management policies on our ability to transfer cash among our subsidiaries and to the parent company; our ability to successfully renegotiate union contracts expiring in 2010 and thereafter; declines in the value of our pension plan assets, which could require us to make contributions to the pension plans in 2011 and beyond; our ability to pay dividends on our common shares, which may be affected by our cash flow from operations, amount of capital expenditures, debt service requirements, cash paid for income taxes and liquidity; the effects of any unfavorable outcome with respect to any of our current or future legal, governmental or regulatory proceedings, audits or disputes; the possible impact of adverse changes in political or other external factors over which we have no control; and the effects of hurricanes, ice storms or other natural disasters. These and other uncertainties related to our business are described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, and the foregoing information should be read in conjunction with these filings. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or to make any other forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless required to do so by securities laws.
SOURCE: Frontier Communications Corporation
Frontier Communications Corporation Karen Miller, 845-344-9416 Karen.Miller@FTR.com