Looking to meet the increasingly “bandwidth-heavy needs” of its mid-size and large business customers, Frontier Communications is expanding its Metro Ethernet (MetroE) service to more than 55 new markets in 10 states, the telecompetitor announced today.

Frontier’s focusing on building next-generation Internet access and wide-area networking that can deliver secure, reliable private network services that business customers can customize easily, management stated.

“Speed, capacity and flexibility give businesses more control over the customer experience and greater opportunities to reduce costs. Medicine, education, banking, tourism and entertainment are among the sectors that can realize immediate benefits from the simplicity and scalability of Frontier MetroE,” states Kerri Lusk-Barnes, vice president of Commercial Product Marketing for Frontier.

Frontier’s MetroE services afford access to voice, data, video and other applications at speeds as much as 600 times faster than current ADSL or cable connections, according to the company. Centralized service centers provide 24x7x365 customer support, while local managers provide fast, personal response to requests for system adjustments or expansion.

Following is a list of the states and metro areas in which Frontier now offers MetroE service:

  • Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Bloomington, Carbondale, DeKalb, Freeport, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Marion and Olney, Illinois
  • Elkhart, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, Richmond, Terra Haute and Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Adrian, Coldwater, Mount Pleasant, Muskegon and Sturgis, Michigan
  • Bryson City, Burnsville, Cherokee, Creedmoor, Durham , Hayesville, Marion and Murphy, North Carolina
  • Gardnerville, Nevada
  • Athens, Bowling Green, Delaware, Jackson, Marion, Medina, Troy and Wilmington, Ohio
  • Beaverton, Coos Bay, Gresham and Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Everett and Kennewick, Washington
  • Merrill, Sun Prairie and Wausau, Wisconsin

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