Frontier Communications , DISH Network Renew Strategic Alliance

Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR), the second largest rural local exchange company in the country, and DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH), US’ nation’s third largest pay-TV provider and the digital television leader, have announced the renewal of their strategic alliance. As a result, Frontier will continue to offer DISH Network(R) digital satellite TV service to households and businesses throughout its markets in 24 states.

Frontier’s Connections Premium bundle offers Frontier customers access to DISH Network’s more than 120 HD channels, one point of contact for customer service, and a single bill for all telephone, video and High-Speed Internet services. The bundle also provides subscribers with DISH Network’s award-winning HD and DVR technology, hundreds of video and audio channels, industry-leading Interactive TV applications, Pay-Per-View, DISH On Demand including 1080p movies where applicable, and sports and International programming, together with standard professional installation and 24-hour customer service.

“Our partnership with DISH Network has been very successful for Frontier and great for our customers. DISH Network’s ever-expanding list of high-definition programming and top DVR technology, combined with Frontier’s reliable phone and always-on High-Speed Internet services, make an unbeatable package,” said Pete Hayes, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing, Business Development for Frontier. “Now, more than ever, customers want great in-home entertainment and a superior all-digital experience. That and much more comes with the Frontier Connections Premium bundle.”

“As a low-cost leader, DISH Network offers a true value proposition for budget-minded consumers and business owners, providing the highest-quality programming and technology at the best price,” said Tom Stingley, Executive Vice President of Sales and Distribution for DISH Network. “We are pleased with the opportunity to continue offering DISH Network’s products and services as part of Frontier’s value-driven broadband, telephone and video bundle.”

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