The Ultimate Time Saver for the Connected Home
BEAVERTON, Ore., October 27, 2014 - Frontier Communications (NYSE:FTR, news, filings) today announced 1 Gigabit speeds are now available to the company's residential customers in select neighborhoods of Beaverton, OR. More areas will be announced as work continues into next year.
This past July, Frontier Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Maggie Wilderotter visited Portland and discussed the company's plans to provide Gigabit speeds in the near future. She stated at the time, "Frontier will offer gigabit packages within the next several quarters, as services emerge that justify such speeds."
Now, just three months later, Frontier is delivering on its CEO's promise.
"Google is exploring Gigabit speeds in the Portland-area market, but Frontier is delivering," Wilderotter said. "Frontier has invested more than $128 million in recent years to upgrade and enhance our Oregon network - investments that have paid off and made today's announcement possible."
"As we know, residential customers are seeking faster and faster speeds so they can have a fully connected home," Wilderotter added. "They have multiple family members who want to access the Internet for information, education and entertainment at any time, on any device, with ease and without interruption. Frontier today is delivering on what our customers want."
"Residential customers in Beaverton will be able to do more than they've ever imagined. Families will be able to have multiple users with multiple devices downloading, uploading, streaming, gaming, and sharing content - all at the same time," stated Trent Anderson, Frontier Vice President and General Manager of Oregon. "This is the ultimate time saver for the connected home."
Frontier already offers speeds up to 100Mbps to households in its FiOS footprint, which includes Beaverton, Forest Grove, Gresham, Hillsboro, McMinnville, Newberg, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, and Wilsonville.
Residential customers are encouraged to call 503-828-8004 for information about service options for faster speeds. Monthly rates start at just $19.99 for up to 30Mbps broadband for up to three years with no contract when bundled with qualifying phone service.
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 28 states. Frontier's approximately 16,400 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.