Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) has made enhanced broadband service available to an additional 25,000 households in Texas, the company said.
Frontier is leveraging the FCC´s Connect America Fund (CAF) program to bring broadband to approximately 5,500 households in CAF-eligible census blocks while expanding its overall service and reach to approximately 20,000 more households throughout Texas.
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 16m a year from the CAF to expand and upgrade the company´s network to 37,208 locations in Texas by the end of 2020.
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.