GOSHEN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR), a leading provider of commercial and residential broadband, voice, data, TV, cyber-security and networking services, announced that following a public hearing on August 25, the Town of Goshen approved Frontier’s franchise agreement to offer new video services to town residents. The Town of Goshen is the first municipality in New York state to approve a franchise for Frontier to offer video services in its community.
The franchise agreement will now be submitted to the New York Public Service Commission (NY PSC) for review. The NY PSC must issue a Certificate of Confirmation of Franchise before Frontier is authorized to provide service.
“We want to thank Town Supervisor Douglas Bloomfield and the Goshen Town Council for their leadership in establishing the Town of Goshen as the first in New York state to approve Frontier’s video franchise,” said Debbie Bogdanski, General Manager of Frontier’s New York South area. “This important step brings Frontier closer to being able to offer residents our exciting new video service as a competitively priced alternative to cable TV providers.”
With NY PSC approval, Vantage TV™ by Frontier™ service will launch, powered by Ericsson’s Mediaroom™ software platform, the #1 IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) platform. Vantage TV™ by Frontier™ provides secure delivery and superior picture quality for SD (standard definition), HD (high definition) and 4K/UHD (ultra-high definition). Wi-Fi enabled set top boxes allow customers to place televisions where they want in their homes. Vantage TV™ by Frontier™ also offers live TV broadcast with instant channel changing, which allows super-fast on-screen channel navigation through its interactive programming guide. Among the many additional features are Video on Demand (VOD), Total Home DVR recording for up to six shows simultaneously, Next-Generation Electronic Program Guide with enhanced search functionality, Netflix access directly from the customer’s TV, and integrated interactive applications including Social TV.
“We are eagerly looking forward to introducing the next generation of innovation and connecting Goshen residents with the ultimate entertainment experience,” added Bogdanski. “Vantage TV™ by Frontier™ will provide competition, giving consumers another choice for their video services, and one that is very competitively priced.”
During the Goshen public meeting, Frontier representatives noted that the company will upgrade equipment housed within its existing buildings and facilities without any disturbance to public rights-of-way. The franchise will help generate additional municipal franchise revenues for Goshen.
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 solutions. Frontier Business Edge offers communications solutions to small, medium and enterprise businesses. Frontier’s approximately 30,000 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information about Frontier is available at www.frontier.com.