MARION, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 14, 2012– Frontier Communications (NYSE:FTR, news, filings) recently announced 2011 network enhancements and capital investments in Ohio which continue to transform the service areas the company acquired in July of 2010. Frontier offers High-Speed Internet, digital phone service, satellite video, customer premises equipment (telephone systems, support for commercial businesses and e911 applications) and web security/data back-up through the Frontier Secure suite of services.
“We’re proud to announce that we invested approximately $74 million in Ohio in 2011,” said Dave Davidson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Frontier’s Ohio operations.
“One of our first and largest investments was upgrading Frontier’s backbone fiber network with ROADM technology (Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer) that increased our capacity approximately 80 fold,” noted Davidson. “Our broadband networks improve the online experience for customers in terms of Internet speeds and broadband availability and enhance network manageability. The flexible optical network capabilities of ROADM are important as network capacity continues to grow and demand for Frontier’s higher-capacity residential and business broadband services increases. Our ROADM network platform will allow us to dramatically expand the availability of broadband in our Ohio service areas over the next two years. We’re very excited about our new network performance and the reliable, higher Internet speeds we can now deliver to customers.”
Davidson added: “During the past 19 months, we built out our network to make Frontier broadband available to more than 70 new neighborhoods, expanding availability in our service territory from 68% to 78%. We are aggressively deploying Metro Ethernet and Dedicated Internet Access capabilities to serve the growing bandwidth needs of our commercial customers. These services are delivered via Frontier’s backbone network which includes more than 4,800 miles of fiber and connects all of the company’s central switching offices.
“Our core Values include ‘put the customer first’ and being locally engaged in the communities we serve. We have seven distinct market areas in Ohio, each led by a General Manager responsible for the overall customer experience in his or her area,” stated Davidson.
All Frontier services are installed and maintained by the company’s 100% U.S.-based work force. Frontier has more than 1,100 Ohio employees, with 115 new jobs added since July 2010. The company operates in 80 Ohio counties and serves more than 250,000 customers across the state.
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: 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 15,400 employees based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com and www.frontier.com/ir.
Source: Frontier Communications