Former Google Fiber exec joins Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) has hired Chris Levendos, former head of the Network Deployment and Operations organization at Google Fiber, as Executive Vice President, Field Operations, the company said.

His predecessor in the position, John Lass, plans to retire. Levendos will serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Levendos will focus on maximizing the effectiveness of Frontier´s fiber-optic and copper networks to expand reach and increase speed capabilities. His experience at Google Fiber, where he led network planning, expansion, design, and operations for fiber-to-the-home infrastructure, and at Verizon, as a Region President and as Vice President in the Wireline Transformation group, give him keen insight into the opportunities within Frontier´s operations in 29 states.

Before joining Google, Levendos spent 26 years at Verizon, last serving as region president for its New York City wireline operations.

Frontier Communications is a leader in 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 Internet, advanced voice, and Frontier Secure digital protection solutions. Frontier Business Edge offers communications solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses.