The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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October 24, 2013

Frontier Communications expands broadband service to residents, businesses

LEWISBURG — Frontier Communications has extended broadband service to additional residents and businesses in Greenbrier County.

Customers within three miles of the Fort Springs Missionary Baptist Church on Fort Springs Pike Road now have access to Internet service, said General Manager Mike Swatts.

The broadband expansion project was made possible through subsidies from the federal Connect America Fund. The Federal Communications Commission has said broadband service is necessary for citizens to seek full participation in the nation’s economy and society. To expand broadband service, the FCC transformed the telephone-focused Universal Service Fund into the CAF.

“Frontier has expanded broadband service in West Virginia in an unprecedented manner during the past three years, and we now are leveraging our work through CAF,” Swatts said. “Through our broadband expansion, more local residents and businesses now have access to the Internet.”

Swatts encouraged businesses and residents to call 1-800-921-8101 toll free for information about service options.

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