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Frontier Communications enhances broadband service in Snowshoe area

Residents, businesses in additional Pocahontas  communities to see  substantial upgrades  

Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) introduced its newly completed broadband project Monday in the Snowshoe area and also announced that additional service enhancement projects in Pocahontas County will benefit residential and business customers before the end of the year.

General Manager Reta Griffith said Frontier is excited about making faster broadband speeds available.

“More than 95 percent of the property owners and residents on the top of Snowshoe Mountain can receive multiple levels of Internet service from Frontier,” Griffith said. “We have residential customers on the top of the mountain receiving more than 20 megabits per second (Mbps) of broadband service.”

Griffith said Frontier will provide faster speeds in the following areas of Pocahontas County: Denmar, Droop, Droop Mountain, Caesar Mountain, Browns Creek, Laurel Run, Dunmore, Green Bank, Arbovale, Brush Run, Bartow, Durbin, Frank, Silver Creek and Sunset Mountain.

“We’ll invest nearly $500,000 in these projects and work on them through 2014,” she said. “When completed, customers in these areas of Pocahontas County – residential and commercial – will enjoy faster broadband speeds.”

Frontier recognizes the importance of providing broadband services to residences, businesses, schools and other key facilities, and Griffith noted Frontier already is providing enhances services to commercial customers in Linwood around the base of Snowshoe.

“Frontier has worked and invested in Pocahontas County, and we are not just selecting the most densely populated areas to serve,” Griffith said. “We are trying to reach as many customers as possible and will continue to do so.”

Brown’s Creek is now   capable of faster service that was  turned up on Friday, May 9.

Griffith said residents can call 1-800-921-8101 toll free for information about service options.  Business owners and managers can call 1-800-921-8102 toll free for information about acquiring business-class speeds.

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