For business customers, the company's capital expenditures focused on increasing the availability of advanced high-capacity services such as Metro-Ethernet, providing speeds of 1 Gbps or higher. Frontier's network also delivers Dedicated Internet Access, an IP-VPN service that rides over an MPLS network, and point-to-point services. "Businesses are looking for solutions that differentiate them from their competitors and that also give them a competitive advantage. Frontier specializes in designing converged networks that enable businesses to use a single network to carry voice, video and data services and which may allow them to disconnect other networks and reduce costs," added Quick. "Healthcare, education, manufacturing, banking, tourism and entertainment are among the sectors that can realize immediate benefits from the simplicity and scalability of Frontier Ethernet and other advanced solutions."
For residential customers, Quick said that Frontier increased bandwidth and network capacity. "We have made broadband services available to 99.9% of our Pennsylvania customers. Our investments in 2012 allowed us to deploy next-generation technology, offering speeds up to 25 Mbps download/2 Mbps upload. We can also now provide enhanced broadband services to customers who reside further from our central offices," noted Quick. "Our residential customers can get the speeds they need to stream high-definition videos, run multiple devices, do online gaming and surf the net without lag."
Quick commented on the company's philosophy, noting "Frontier's core values are to put the customer first and to be locally engaged in the communities we serve. Each of our Pennsylvania market areas is led by a General Manager responsible for the overall customer experience. All Frontier services are installed and maintained by the company's 100% U.S.-based work force, and more than 575 employees serve customers throughout Pennsylvania. We're proud of our commitment to the Keystone State and very excited to highlight the benefits of recent network enhancements and capital investments."
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) 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, entertainment services like TumTiki.com, 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. Frontier's approximately 14,700 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.