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Frontier Communications' Technology Makes Green Sense
Monday, April 22, 2013
Frontier Communications' Technology Makes Green Sense16:01 EDT Monday, April 22, 2013
STAMFORD, Conn. (Business Wire) -- This Earth Day, Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) is proud to be among the companies contributing to the Business Roundtable's 2013 Sustainability Report: “Create, Grow, Sustain: How Companies Are Doing Well by Doing Good .” The launch page for the report can be viewed here. In the report, Frontier Chairman and CEO Maggie Wilderotter notes:
Broadband technology is a catalyst for economic growth and innovation; it has changed how we work, play, learn and communicate. High-speed Internet access translates into jobs, global competitiveness, enhanced educational and health care options, economic development, and a more sustainable and connected world. This Internet connectivity wasn't always available for many rural communities. As smart technology became the norm throughout urban America, rural communities and their economies, schools, medical facilities, homes and government offices were often left behind.
Frontier Communications is the largest communications services provider focused on rural America. We are deploying high-speed, high-capacity broadband infrastructure throughout our rural service areas. As of December 31, 2012, 6.2 million households in Frontier markets had broadband availability and capability. We continue to invest — pushing telecommunications infrastructure deeper into our networks, enhancing transport capabilities, and expanding our data backbone. These investments create employment opportunities, benefit customers, reward shareholders and help sustain rural America.
A Sustainable Frontier
At Frontier, we use resources wisely. We seek to act in ways that are good for both business and the Earth. We conserve energy, reduce waste, recycle and pursue green initiatives. We do this because it is our moral responsibility to leave the planet in better shape for our children and their children.
Changes do not have to be seismic to make a difference. Small things done right every day by more than 14,000 employees mean big improvements over time. So we turn out the lights and switch off computers and desktop printers. We don't travel when videoconferencing and teleconferencing allow meetings at our desks. We monitor our facilities, owned and leased, to achieve higher levels of energy efficiency and more environmentally friendly practices. Our corporate headquarters has earned the Environmental Protection Agency's prestigious ENERGY STAR®, the national symbol for superior energy performance.
Throughout Frontier's 27-state service area, newer, more energy-efficient trucks and automobiles are replacing older fleets of vehicles and paper use is decreasing thanks to electronic alternatives. Less paper equates to reduced landfill waste and improved expense control.
Frontier employees are innovative and we value continuous improvement. As Frontier continues to deliver broadband to the markets we serve, we remain committed to using all resources wisely. We know the health and well-being of our planet, our company and our communities are at stake.
This Earth Day, Frontier wishes to remind our customers that together, we can make simple but effective strides to save the planet:
- Save paper and time by going paperless for your home bills www.frontier.com/BillPay; and
- Get cash back on your energy supply by using green energy or clean-burning natural gas www.ftrenergyservices.com where available.
Let the forest be with you on Earth Day 2013 from your friends at Frontier Communications.
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, entertainment services like TumTiki.com, data security solutions through Frontier Secure , 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 14,700 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.
About Business Roundtable
Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with more than $7.3 trillion in annual revenues and nearly 16 million employees. BRT member companies comprise nearly a third of the total value of the U.S. stock market and invest more than $150 billion annually in research and development – equal to 61 percent of U.S. private R&D spending. These companies pay $182 billion in dividends to shareholders and generate nearly $500 billion in sales for small and medium-sized businesses annually.
Brigid Smith, 203-614-5042
AVP, Corporate Communications