Frontier Communications is one of the first service providers to offer discounted broadband services in Eastern Ohio under a new FCC pilot that is focused on extending broadband to eligible Lifeline program participants.
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Frontier Communications told investors on Tuesday that since most of its customers are in rural areas where there's less population density, a 6 Mbps DSL connection is sufficient.
Frontier Communications reported that Q1 data service revenues rose $18.3 million, or 9 percent, helping to partially offset ongoing losses from traditional local and long-distance voice service revenues.
Frontier Communications said it picked up 18,300 video subscribers in the first quarter, driven by its agreement to resell Dish Network satellite TV programming to its rural telephone customers.
Frontier Communications is using a talking buffalo named Frank to get more subscribers to tune into its DSL service.
Frontier Communications is close to completing its middle mile broadband stimulus project in West Virginia, one that will provide services to various anchor institutions throughout the state.
Using a talking buffalo named Frank to pitch broadband service, Frontier Communications kicked off what the company described as its first ad campaign in years.
Frontier Communications is expanding its tech support services by offering a $15 per month, 24x7 service to address issues that consumers and businesses face, such as problems with their Wi-Fi routers or computer viruses.
Frontier Communications, which became West Virginia's largest service provider when it purchased Verizon's rural lines in 2010, has received the state senate's backing for its proposal to target broadband rollouts at consumers who have no service at all.