EVERETT, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 28, 2012– Frontier Communications (NYSE:FTR, news, filings) recently announced 2011 network enhancements and capital investments for its operations in Washington that continue to transform the service areas the company acquired in July of 2010. Frontier offers broadband, digital phone service, FiOS television video 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 $78 million in Washington in 2011,” said Rich Klena, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Frontier’s Washington operations.
Klena added: “During the past 19 months, we built out our telecommunications network to make Frontier broadband available to more than 45 new locations, expanding availability in our service territory from 68% to 90%. We are aggressively deploying Metro Ethernet service 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 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 eight distinct market areas in Washington, each led by a General Manager responsible for the overall customer experience in his or her area,” stated Klena.
All Frontier services are installed and maintained by the company’s 100% U.S.-based work force. Frontier has more than 1,177 Washington state employees, with 250 new jobs being added since June 2011.
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) offers voice, broadband, 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 Corporation
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