STAMFORD, Conn., Jun 06, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR, news, filings) today commented on the findings in the May 31, 2011, press release issued by The World Health Organization (WHO)/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that cell phone use may cause brain cancer.
Based on this WHO/IARC release, Frontier Communications wants to remind consumers that landline telephones are the safer choice for voice communications. According to Steve Crosby, Senior Vice President for Frontier, "The WHO release states that cell phones may cause brain cancer. Remember when the Surgeon General reported that cigarette smoking may cause lung cancer? Our position is that customers can take precautions so they do not wind up as statistics. Since approximately 80 percent of mobile phone calls are made within 10 feet of a landline phone, reduce risk by using your home or business phone whenever possible."
Notes Crosby, "At Frontier, we are also proud that our landline and broadband networks offer reliability, superior uptime access, security and value. For example, in an emergency Frontier has the only E-911 network that can pinpoint your location and address in seconds. Because wireless phones are not associated with a fixed location or address, wireline phones have a distinct advantage in helping first responders to find you in an emergency."
Landline phone service also works when electricity goes out, adding another safety net for critical communications. Frontier is proud to offer many voice packages to fit a customer's lifestyle and budget - including lifeline service for those that cannot afford regular service. Call Frontier today at 800-921-8101 or 877-462-8188 to make sure you have the safest and most secure voice communications for you and your family.
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE: FTR) is included in the S&P 500 Index offering 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 for medium and large businesses in 27 states and with approximately 14,900 employees. It has a 100 percent U.S.-based workforce. Frontier's landline service is the most reliable, safe and accessible in the markets it serves. More information is available at www.frontier.com and www.frontier.com/ir
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