Frontier Communications joins voluntary agreements

Frontier Communications has joined as a signatory of two landmark voluntary agreements to continue the ongoing improvement of the energy efficiency of its set-top boxes, as well as modems and routers used for broadband Internet services, the company said.

Pursuant to these agreements, the nation´s largest consumer pay-TV and broadband service providers and equipment manufacturers have committed that 90% of their annual set-top box and small network equipment (SNE) purchases and retail sales meet rigorous energy-efficiency levels.

These agreements have saved consumers more than USD 2 billion in electric costs and avoided nearly 12 million metric tons of CO2 emissions since 2013. The signatories previously announced plans to extend the agreements into a new term starting next year and are working to secure further improvements in energy efficiency with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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 Internet, 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