Frontier Communications announces broadband expansion in 35 W.Va. counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Frontier Communications says enhanced broadband service is now available to previously under-served residents throughout West Virginia. During the last 18 months the company says it’s leveraged the FCC’s “Connect America Fund.” The completion of the work impacts 16,900 CAF households, giving them access to broadband and speeds have improved to 117,000 other households as a result.

“Through ongoing network investments, Frontier is providing broadband and faster speeds to residents throughout the 35 counties where the CAF investment has been made,” Elena Kilpatrick, Frontier senior vice president of operations said. “We have been aggressively deploying and upgrading our broadband service and look forward to serving more local residents.”

The “Connect America Fund” was created in 2011 to bring broadband to rural areas without access to broadband infrastructure.

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