ALBANY – Frontier Communications was among the named broadband project award recipients last week at the New NY Broadband Winners Conference and Awards Ceremony in Albany. Frontier was announced as a grant winner for the company’s work to expand broadband access across the state.
Frontier, a leading provider of commercial and residential broadband, voice, data, TV, cyber-security and networking services, was awarded a total of six different grants covering four regions of New York. Approximately 3,318 households and businesses in the counties of Chenango, Fulton, Hamilton, Tioga and Warren will be impacted by Frontier’s broadband projects. Specific census blocks in these counties represent “unserved areas” with broadband speeds under 25 MBPS; and “underserved areas” currently with speeds less than 100 MBPS. Frontier will be deploying fiber-to-the-home and will deliver speeds as fast as 100 MBPS to the impacted areas. The New York State Grant Assistance totals 80 percent of the required network build-out funding, or approximately $3.3 million. Frontier will also invest approximately $835,000 of its own capital to complete the projects.