|[March 26, 2012]
Frontier Communications Announces 2011 Network Enhancements, Capital Investments in Illinois
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) recently announced 2011 network
enhancements and capital investments in Illinois which continue to
transform the service areas the company acquired in July of 2010.
Frontier offers broadband, digital phone service, satellite video, VOIP
services, customer premises equipment (Data and voice systems, support
for commercial businesses and E911 applications) with web security/data
back-up through Frontier Secure suite of services.
"We're proud to announce that we invested approximately $75.5 million in
Illinois in 2011," said Mike Flynn, Senior Vice President and General
Manager of Frontier's Illinois operations.
"One of our first and largest investments was upgrading Frontier's
backbone fiber network with ROADM (News - Alert) technology (Reconfigurable Optical
Add-Drop Multiplexer) that increased our capacity approximately 80 fold
across our new 800 gigabit network for our existing and new High-Speed
customers," noted Flynn. "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 fo Frontier's higher-capacity residential
and business broadband services increases. Frontier's ROADM network
platform will allow us to dramatically expand the availability of
broadband in our Illinois service areas over the next two years. We're
very excited about our new network performance and the reliable, higher
broadband speeds we can now deliver to customers."
Flynn added: "During the past 19 months, we built out our network to
make Frontier broadband available to more than 82 towns, expanding
availability in our service territory from 59% to 72%, while we continue
to build toward 80% this year. We are aggressively deploying Metro
Ethernet and Dedicated Internet Access capabilities to serve the growing
bandwidth needs of our commercial customers as well. These services are
delivered via Frontier's backbone network which includes more than 6,330
miles of fiber and connects all of the company's central switching
"Our core Values include 'put the customer first' and being locally
engaged in the communities we serve. We have eight distinct market areas
in Illinois, each led by a General Manager responsible for the overall
customer experience in his or her area," stated Flynn.
All Frontier services are installed and maintained by the company's 100%
U.S.-based work force. Frontier has more than 600 Illinois employees.
The company operates in 552 towns across Illinois and serves more than
500,000 customers across the state.
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
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