Bundled Offering Will be Available to Frontier Customers in 27 States
STAMFORD, Conn., and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 3, 2011 — Frontier Communications (NYSE:FTR, news, filings), the largest provider of communications services focused on rural America, and DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), the nation’s third largest pay-TV provider and the digital television leader, today announced a multi-year renewal of their current partnership and the expansion of their bundled service offerings to all Frontier markets. Frontier serves approximately 4 million customers in 27 states with a 100 percent U.S.-based workforce.
“We’re delighted to continue our 7-year partnership with DISH Network to bring the best video entertainment package to our customers,” said Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO of Frontier. “DISH Network is a leading service provider in Rural America – just like Frontier, while providing excellent high-definition programming choices and award-winning DVR technology. Frontier’s Digital Phone, fast High Speed Internet service and DISH satellite video give our customers unbeatable price/value packages.”
“We are very excited to strengthen our partnership with Frontier, a company that has expanded aggressively into new territories,” said Joe Clayton, CEO of DISH Network. “As a digital TV entertainment leader, DISH Network offers a true value proposition, providing the most choices for programming and technology at the best price. We are pleased to continue offering DISH Network products and services as part of Frontier’s value-driven broadband, telephone and video bundle.”
Frontier’s Custom Value residential and business packages offer customers access to DISH Network’s more than 200 HD channels, audio channels, pay-per-view and video on demand movies. Frontier provides a single point of contact for customer service, and a single bill for all telephone, video and high-speed Internet services. DISH Network also gives Frontier customers a front row seat to watch TV everywhere on any device – tablets, smartphones or laptops with its Sling®Adapter technology and its Blockbuster® movie services.
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE: FTR) is included in the S&P 500 Index and offers voice, broadband, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings for homes, 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 reliable, safe and accessible. More information is available at www.frontier.com and www.frontier.com/ir.
About DISH Network
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides more than 14.19 million satellite TV customers, as of March 31, 2011, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network’s subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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