STAMFORD, CT, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Crius Energy and Frontier Communications (NASDAQ-FTR) announced today they have expanded their strategic partnership to offer solar power to residential customers. Crius Energy, under the brand name FTR Energy Services, currently offers green electricity and/or natural gas to residents in Frontier service areas in New York, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana. The companies plan to leverage the partnership to offer solar power in markets such as California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, New York and Washington. Upon approval of Frontier's acquisition of AT&T wireline, broadband and U-verse operations, Connecticut residents will also have the opportunity to purchase solar power.
"This is a natural extension of the partnership between Crius Energy and Frontier Communications," said Michael Fallquist, CEO of Crius Energy. "Offering solar power in Frontier territories strengthens an already successful relationship and expands the service offerings and geographic reach of Crius Energy. As the solar industry continues to grow, Crius is well-positioned to provide tremendous value to customers and strategic partners."
The companies plan to offer solar products and services to Frontier customers and prospective customers in California beginning in April. In addition to being an important telecommunications market for Frontier and the headquarters of its West Region, California is the largest market for solar energy products and services in the United States.
"We're excited to offer green energy from a leader in solar power," said Ann Burr, President, New Product Trials and Integration for Frontier Communications. "Solar is a great energy option that Californians and others are embracing at a rapid pace. Frontier is pleased to help consumers enjoy the benefits and easier access to solar while advancing the quest for energy independence. We look forward to the expansion of our partnership with Crius Energy".
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR, news, filings) offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier's approximately 13,650 employees are 100 percent U.S.-based. More information is available at www.frontier.com.
About Crius Energy
Crius Energy LLC is a comprehensive energy solutions partner that provides electricity, natural gas and solar products to residential and commercial customers. Crius connects with energy customers through an innovative family-of-brands strategy and multi-channel marketing approach. This unique combination creates multiple access points to a broad suite of energy products and services that make it easier for consumers to make informed decisions about their energy needs. With more than 610,000 residential customer equivalents, Crius Energy currently sells energy products in 19 states and the District of Columbia and plans to continue expanding its geographic reach. More information is available at www.criusenergy.com.
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