Several hundred thousand households and businesses targeted for new Frontier Broadband Service
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), the largest provider of communications services focused on rural America, announced today it has signed a wholesale agreement with Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services.
Frontier will distribute satellite-based broadband services, branded Frontier Broadband, that will deliver dramatically increased speed and capacity to several hundred thousand households and small businesses within markets previously unserved or underserved by all broadband providers, including cable.
Frontier Broadband products are owned and managed by Frontier Communications and supported by highly-trained, 100 percent U.S.-based local installation, customer service and support teams. According to Melinda White, executive vice president of revenue development for Frontier, “We are very excited to offer a new, high-performance broadband Internet service. This is another example of Frontier’s unwavering commitment to making broadband access ubiquitous – especially in rural America. We chose Hughes because it shares that vision and has the proven ability to bring high-quality technology to customers around the world.”
Frontier Broadband will leverage the Hughes EchoStar XVII Satellite with JUPITER™ High-Throughput Technology that was successfully launched on July 5, 2012, and which will enable HughesNet Gen4 satellite Internet services for Frontier Broadband customers. HughesNet Gen4 offers dramatically increased performance and capacity, including support for high-bandwidth applications such as streaming video and music.
“We are excited to work with Frontier Communications to deliver high-speed Internet access to households in rural America that have traditionally been unserved or underserved,” said Mike Cook, senior vice president, North American Division, Hughes. “HughesNet Gen4 will dramatically improve performance for high-bandwidth multimedia applications and accelerate web browsing, delivering a media-rich world like never before.”
To learn more information about Frontier Broadband and to sign-up for this new service, Frontier customers may call 877-451-1801.