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Press Release -- May 1st, 2014
Source: Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Connects California Residential Customers to Solar Energy

Frontier offers customers simple, hassle-free way to benefit from solar power

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Frontier Communications (NYSE:FTR, news, filings), the largest provider of communications services focused on rural America, is offering its California residential customers a simple way to connect with the best solar options for their homes. Frontier is leveraging its partnership with Crius Energy, a comprehensive energy solutions provider whose brands include the newly-launched Citra Solar, to put affordable, clean energy within reach of thousands of qualified customers by offering free installation and free maintenance.

“We are committed to providing cost-effective technology solutions to both homes and businesses across 27 states, so it makes sense to offer cost-effective energy services as well,” said Tressa Bader, Frontier’s Area General Manager for California. “In partnership with Crius Energy, Frontier already offers green energy to our customers in parts of New York, Ohio and Illinois through FTR Energy Services, and now solar power for our California markets. We are excited to connect our California residential customers to this new service and its potential to reduce their energy costs and contribute to a clean and independent energy future.”

The solar market has been growing rapidly in recent years due to greater access to more affordable options such as leasing programs or Power Purchase Agreements and concern about the rising cost of electricity. By pairing Frontier customers with the best solar option for their needs, Citra Solar makes it easy for homeowners to participate in these programs and reap the benefits of solar power. Interested Frontier customers in California may call Frontier at (844) 815-4505 to get connected with a solar advisor.

About Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) 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

About Citra Solar

Citra Solar is a newly-launched solar company with a team of solar experts who act as personal advisors to remove the guesswork, homework, and legwork from the process of selecting a solar provider. Citra’s advisors make recommendations based on the homeowner’s specific needs. Citra allows residential customers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Oregon and Texas the opportunity to benefit from America’s most important energy trend. More information is available at

About Crius Energy

With more than 610,000 residential customer equivalents, Crius Energy is a comprehensive energy solutions partner that provides electricity, natural gas and solar products to residential and commercial customers. Crius Energy 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. Crius Energy currently sells energy products in 19 states and the District of Columbia with plans to continue expanding its geographic reach. For more information about Crius Energy, and for details about its family of energy brands, visit

Frontier Communications
Emily Tantare, 503-629-2412

Source: Frontier Communications Corporation

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