Frontier gets FCC funds for broadband

Frontier Communications has announced that it has received $3.6 million from the Federal Communication Commission's Connect America Fund (CAF) to continue the build-out of its broadband network in Indiana.

The investment will make broadband available to an additional 5,939 households in 19 Indiana counties, including Huntington and Wells, during the next three years.

The Federal Communications Commission's CAF program supports the expansion of broadband availability in unserved portions of rural America. Frontier applied for the funds in August 2013 and expects them to be released by the end of December. The funding supplements the $2.2 billion of private capital that Frontier has spent since July 2010 to increase broadband access and upgrade its network infrastructure.