The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

January 13, 2014

Frontier extends its broadband in county

Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) has extended its broadband service to residents and businesses in the Hico and Victor areas of Fayette County.

“Frontier is focused on delivering broadband service to communities across southern West Virginia, and we are proud to announce that residents and businesses in the Hico and Victor areas now have access to our leading-edge network,” General Manager Mike Swatts said.

Frontier has aggressively expanded and enhanced broadband service in West Virginia, Swatts said, adding that the recent Fayette County broadband expansion project was made possible through subsidies from the federal Connect America Fund (CAF). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has said broadband service is necessary for citizens to seek full participation in the nation’s economy and society. To expand broadband service, the FCC transformed the telephone-focused Universal Service Fund (USF) into the CAF.

Swatts encouraged residents to call 1-800-921-8101 toll free for information about service options.

Swatts said business owners and managers can call 1-877-501-5661 toll free for information about acquiring business-class speeds.

Swatts said Frontier also offers a satellite-delivered service – Frontier Broadband – that is ideal for many households that do not have access to land-based broadband service. He added that Frontier Broadband residential service delivers an impressive array of speeds that allow customers to stream video and use other high bandwidth applications – up to 5 Mbps download/1 Mbps upload to 15 Mbps download/2 Mbps upload.

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