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Network Provides Multi-Path Routes and Improves Reliability

 COOS BAY, Ore., August 16, 2016 – Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) announced the completion of a fiber upgrade in its southern coastal Oregon market to provide multi-path routes for both commercial and residential customers in Coos Bay and surrounding areas.  Frontier invested more than $550,000 into this multi-year project to bring path diversity to its network, providing an alternate back up in the event of an emergency.

Over 260 miles of fiber was utilized to create a state of the art, fault-tolerant ring from Coos Bay to Eugene. The switching equipment placed enables Frontier to provide alternate back up and automated restoral of services in the event of an emergency. It also enables high speed transport options for both retail and wholesale services. This data diversity helps provide public safety, commerce and economic development.

“We have upgraded our network and added increased protection to ensure more resiliency and reliability,” explained Kelley Carson, General Manager for Frontier.  “If long distance phone traffic is disrupted due to unforeseen impacts or weather, it will be automatically rerouted to the additional pathway, helping to prevent any major interruption. This is particularly critical for our residential and business customers who rely on landlines.”

The company worked together with Level 3 Communications and CenturyLink to complete the solution.

Stop by the Frontier retail store located at 276 La Clair in Coos Bay, or call 541-269-2020 for further information or to order services.

About Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation, now a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leader in providing communications services to urban, suburban and rural communities in 29 states. Frontier offers a variety of services to residential customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks, including video, high-speed internet, advanced voice and Frontier Secure digital protection solutionsFrontier Business Edge offers communications solutions to small, medium and enterprise businesses. Frontier’s approximately 29,000 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information about Frontier is available at www.frontier.com.

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