Frontier Communications expands broadband to 8,500 additional households

Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) has made enhanced broadband service available to an additional 8,500 households in Arizona and New Mexico, the company said.

Frontier is leveraging the FCC´s Connect America Fund (CAF) program to bring broadband to approximately 4,200 households in CAF-eligible census blocks while expanding its overall service and reach to approximately 4,300 more households.

The deployments are made possible through a combination of Frontier´s capital investment and the CAF. The FCC established the CAF in 2011 to facilitate broadband deployment to thems of Americans living in rural areas without access to broadband infrastructure. As of 2016, Frontier began receiving approximately USD 17m a year from the CAF to expand and upgrade the company´s network to 29,000 locations in Arizona and New Mexico by the end of 2020.

The CAF program and investments by Frontier are enabling broadband access to previously unserved households, as well as improvements in speeds and services. Frontier offers simplified broadband offerings and bundled service packages that provide customers with choice and affordable options.

Frontier Communications provides 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. Business Edge offers communications solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses.