STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 15, 2011– Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR, news, filings), the largest provider of communications services focused on rural America, today announced an agreement that will offer Frontier customers a broad assortment of AT&T smartphones and access to its mobile broadband network.
“Wireless is a fundamental communications requirement, and we’re thrilled Frontier has chosen AT&T as its provider of mobility solutions,” said Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices, resale and partnerships for AT&T. “Frontier customers will have access to a wide variety of AT&T smartphones, tablets and applications, along with our mobile broadband network.”
The three-year agency agreement between Frontier and AT&T Mobility complements Frontier’s robust portfolio of broadband, voice and satellite TV services. The agreement will offer Frontier customers the benefits of AT&T’s mobile broadband network and a wide array of wireless devices and applications as part of a Frontier bundle, all on a single bill from Frontier. AT&T Mobility and Frontier plan to trial the offering in the first half of 2012; once operational processes are complete the offering will be available throughout Frontier’s nationwide footprint.
“Teaming with one of the most respected brands in global communications will cost-effectively address our customers’ desire for a single-source provider for all their communications needs,” said Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO of Frontier. “Frontier, with AT&T Mobility services, brings our customers the best cellular service, combined with Frontier’s High Speed Internet, Video, and other products.”
Frontier customers who subscribe to AT&T’s wireless services will enjoy access to AT&T’s more than 29,000 Wi-Fi Hot Spots in the United States. Frontier’s broadband, voice and Internet services will continue to be supported by the company’s locally-based technicians and 100-percent U.S.–based workforce.
About Frontier Communications
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 for medium and large businesses in 27 states and with approximately 15,250 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. More information is available at www.frontier.com and www.frontier.com/ir.
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