Dr. Ruiz, Borrego Health, Frontier Communications to bridge digital divide

Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36), Borrego Health, and Frontier Communications joined together to celebrate expanded broadband Internet services to digitally unserved and underserved areas, the company said.

Representative Ruiz serves on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and has been a champion for increased and expanded access to broadband Internet service for his constituents.

Through the Connect America Fund, Frontier Communications has accepted USD 228 million in federal funds to expand broadband availability across California by 2020, including 6,750 households in the 36th Congressional District by the end of this year. In 2015, Dr. Ruiz urged Frontier to use these funds to build out broadband infrastructure and worked to ensure that the 36th Congressional District was one of the first regions in California to benefit from this investment.

Representative Ruiz joined Frontier executive leadership and the Borrego Health for the ribbon cutting of a brand-new computer lab for grade school level educational purposes at Desert Hot Springs Community Health Center.

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) is a provider of providing communications services to urban, suburban, and rural communities in 29 states. Frontier offers a variety of services to residential customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks, including video, high-speed Interne, advanced voice, and Frontier Secure® digital protection solutions. Frontier Business™ offers communications solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses. More information about Frontier is available at www.frontier.com.