WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 27, 2011 – The following statement should be attributed to Maggie Wilderotter, Frontier Chairman and CEO:
“Frontier’s goal all along for the joint reform of intercarrier compensation and Universal Service has been to create a stable transition while recognizing that broadband is now the essential infrastructure of our time. At Frontier, we live this every day with our focus on bringing broadband benefits to rural America. While today’s Order reflects significant changes to the ABC Plan, it appears to provide the stability necessary to chart a path forward that will deliver broadband to millions of Americans in rural, high cost areas, while ensuring a responsible transition from today’s legacy system of support.”
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR, news, filings) 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 for medium and large businesses in 27 states and with approximately 15,200 employees. Frontier is included in the S&P 500 Index and is the largest provider of communications services focused on rural America. 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.