Frontier service areas in Ohio, West Virginia to receive funding
Dec 21, 2012 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) --
Frontier (NASDAQ: FTR) service territories throughout Ohio and a portion of the mid-Ohio Valley region of West Virginia have been selected by the Federal Communications Commission to take part in a pilot program that will encourage broadband adoption by extending Lifeline discounts to broadband services for certain customers and promoting digital literacy.
Frontier will work with Connect Ohio, a nonprofit subsidiary of Connected Nation, and their Every Citizen Online program to provide digital training to willing participants with the goal of demonstrating the value of broadband use..
Since December 2010, Every Citizen Online has conducted roughly 80,000 hours of training for 200,000 non-subscribing household participants in over 280 locations throughout Ohio. Frontier will work together with Connected Nation to provide graduates of Connect Ohio's Every Citizen Online training program with discounted broadband service and or a free or discounted computer in select areas of the state.
The program will kick off in the first half of 2013. Frontier will be working with partners to publicize the program, and assist with the application process as details are finalised.
Frontier Communications is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America's largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. More information is available at www.frontier.com.
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