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Frontier Communications Begins Offering Consumers Natural Gas

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Customers within the Area of Coverage with NIPSCO in the Northern Third of Indiana Now Have Alternatives in Purchasing Clean-Burning Natural Gas</i> </p>

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Frontier Communications Begins Offering Consumers Natural Gas10:39 EST Thursday, December 20, 2012 FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Business Wire) -- Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), the largest provider of communications services focused on rural America, today announced the availability of natural gas in Northern Indiana through FTR Energy Services. Customers will experience the same billing and the same service from NIPSCO but FTR Energy Services will provide the clean burning natural gas at affordable rates plus five percent cash back on their energy supply. “As a longtime, trusted service provider, we're pleased to offer clean burning natural gas alongside an offering of 5% cash back,” said Dan Sullivan, Frontier Communications, General Manager, Fort Wayne, IN. “Customers in Northern Indiana with NIPSCO now have the option to choose FTR Energy as their supplier. All customer bills will still come from their current local energy utility, making the switch simple and easy while providing a great option for natural gas.” Customers can make their choice using either an easy online tool or by speaking to a trained FTR Energy Services customer representative who will help them through the process. “FTR Energy Services builds on Frontier Communications' strong local relationships with its customers. Communities, customers, Frontier employees and shareholders will benefit from this service. It is a great addition to our robust home and small business offerings,” said Sullivan. FTR Energy Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crius Energy, a pioneer in telecom and energy relationships and the first to recognize the consumer advantages achievable through broadband and energy company partnerships. For more information on FTR Energy Services, please visit www.ftrenergyservices.com or call: 888-807-1644. About FTR Energy Services FTR Energy Services is a provider of affordable, green retail energy. The company will initially provide 100 percent green electricity to customers in New York and Ohio, and clean-burning natural gas to customers in Indiana, with plans to expand its service locations. FTR Energy Services LLC is a subsidiary of Crius Energy LLC. FTR Energy Services was created through a strategic marketing relationship with Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR). FTR Energy Services uses the FTR name under a license agreement with Frontier Communications. Through this landmark launch, Frontier Communications demonstrates a commitment to sustainability and innovation as one of the first telecommunications providers to offer green energy options to customers along with Internet, entertainment and phone services. More information is available at www.ftrenergyservices.com. About Frontier Communications Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America's largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier's approximately 15,300 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com. Frontier Communications CorporationSteve Crosby, 916-206-8198SVP, Government Affairs and Public Relationssteven.crosby@ftr.com