Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) announced today that it has invested more than $5.5 million in Oregono and $5.2 million in Washington state since July 2010 to increase broadband availability and enhance network performance. As of March 31, 2011, these investments resulted in an additional 28,400 households and businesses in 42 communities across Oregon and Washington to have broadband availability.
In addition, the company has made major upgrades to create a state-of-the-art network that significantly increases capacity and enables customers to enjoy faster Internet speeds.
“We believe that increased broadband availability and adoption are vital to economic recovery and growth for Washington and our nation,” said Ken Gaffga, Oregon State Vice President and General Manager for Frontier Communications.
“In our digital world, access to broadband enhances our quality of life and is a near necessity for daily living,” added Gaffga. “Use of the Internet for safety, education, entertainment, business communications and telemedicine is huge. Frontier’s commitment to delivering broadband to rural and suburban America underscores its belief that small to medium-sized towns and suburbs deserve the same services as bigger cities.”
Frontier’s High-Speed Internet service is delivered on a dedicated line from the company’s central switching office to the customer’s home or business. The service is supported by local technicians and backed by live, 24/7, 100-percent U.S.-based customer service and technical support.
New residential customers ordering Frontier’s High-Speed Internet services are offered two-hour appointment windows. A trained technician will install a Frontier wireless router, connect the customer’s computer to the Internet and offer anyone interested basic instructions about how to access and navigate the web.
Customers may also from among Frontier’s Peace of Mind PC Support Services, including Internet security, 24/7 live technical support and automatic online data backup to a secure remote server.
For more information, residential and business consumers may call 1-877-462-8188 or visit http://www.frontier.com.