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TMCNet:  Frontier Communications Begins Offering Green Energy to Ohio Consumers

[January 17, 2013]

Frontier Communications Begins Offering Green Energy to Ohio Consumers

MARION, Ohio --(Business Wire)--

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), the largest provider of communications services focused on rural America, today announced the availability of natural gas and electricity in Ohio through FTR Energy Services. Customers will experience the same billing and the same service from their utility service provider but FTR Energy Services will supply clean burning natural gas and 100 percent green electricity at affordable rates plus five percent cash back on their energy supply.

"As a longtime, trusted service provider, we're pleased to offer our customers clean burning natural gas and 100 percent green electricity, where available, alongside an offering of five percent cash back on their energy supply costs," said Dave Davidson, Frontier Communications, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Ohio. "We are excited to bring customers the option to choose FTR Energy Services as their supplier and make it easier than ever to get clean and affordable energy."

Customers can choose to enroll with FTR Energy Services using either an easy online enrollment tool or by speaking to a trained FTR Energy Services customer representative who will help them through the signup process.

"FTR Energy Services builds on Frontier Communications' strong local relationships with its customers. Communities, customers, Frontier employees and shareholders will benefit from this service. It is a great addition to our robust home and small business offerings," said Davidson.

FTR Energy Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Crius Energy, a pioneer in telecom and energy relationships and the first to ecognize the consumer advantages achievable through broadband and energy company partnerships.

FTR Energy Services will initially offer 100 percent green electricity through Dayton Power and Light, Columbus Southern Power and Ohio Power Company. Clean burning natural gas will be offered through Columbia Gas Ohio, Vectren and Dominion East Ohio.

For more information on FTR Energy Services, please visit www.ftrenergyservices.com or call: 888-807-1644.

About FTR Energy Services

FTR Energy Services is a provider of affordable, green retail energy. The company will provide 100 percent green electricity and clean-burning natural gas to customers in New York and Ohio, and clean-burning natural gas to customers in Indiana, with plans to expand its service locations. FTR Energy Services LLC is a subsidiary of Crius Energy LLC. FTR Energy Services was created through a strategic marketing relationship with Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR). FTR Energy Services uses the FTR name under a license agreement with Frontier Communications. Through this landmark launch, Frontier Communications demonstrates a commitment to sustainability and innovation as one of the first telecommunications providers to offer green energy options to customers along with Internet, entertainment and phone services. More information is available at www.ftrenergyservices.com.

About Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America's largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier's approximately 15,250 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.

About Crius Energy LLC

Crius Energy LLC is one of the largest independent energy retailers operating in the United States, with approximately 515,000 residential customer equivalents. The Company serves residential and small to medium-size commercial customers in the United States and markets its products through a variety of sales channels and brand names. The Company currently sells electricity in 11 states and the District of Columbia and natural gas in four states.


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