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Frontier and DISH have teamed up to support the revitalization of small towns and cities across America with the America’s Best Communities prize competition. America’s Best Communities is a $10 million competition to stimulate growth and revitalization in small cities and towns across Frontier’s 27-state footprint.

We’re committed to supporting the sustained economic success of the small cities and towns we serve, that’s why we are challenging communities to develop meaningful ideas and plans that will transform a part of their town or city. We firmly believe in the power of communities to shape their own resilient and prosperous futures. That’s why Frontier partnered with DISH to invest our financial support into this prize competition.

Our vision is that the America’s Best Communities contest will help address the need for growth by identifying and investing in innovative ideas small cities and towns can use to build and sustain their local economies. The winning ideas then become available as a roadmap for growth for all rural communities across the U.S.

America’s Best Communities is a multi-stage, three-year contest that provides $4 million in seed money and other support to assist communities as they develop growth and revitalization plans. The top three of those communities will receive additional prize money of $3 million for first place, $2 million for second place and $1 million for third place. Municipalities with populations of 9,500 to 80,000 and located within Frontier’s service areas are eligible to apply. Those with populations under 9,500 are encouraged to join forces and collaborate with adjacent communities to become eligible.

We believe the America’s Best Communities Prize Competition will provide a wealth of creative ideas about how to revitalize small towns and rural communities across the United States. Through prizes totaling more than $10 million, Frontier will help communities turn their exceptional ideas from vision to reality.

Communities must apply by Jan. 12, 2015, to qualify. More detailed information on eligibility and how to apply can be found at