Pocono Raceway Upgrades to VoIP Technology to Enhance Communications

  Pocono Raceway Upgrades to VoIP Technology to Enhance Communications

 Frontier Communications positions Pocono Raceway to transition to year-round
                             entertainment venue

Business Wire

LONG POND, Pa. -- December 03, 2012

With a sophisticated, state-of-the-art racing surface, a green initiative that
ranks it as the most environmentally conscious in NASCAR and the sports world,
and an enviable location 90 miles from New York and Philadelphia, Pocono
International Raceway, Inc. recently added another milestone – a cutting-edge
communications system to benefit employees, staff, race teams, media and fans.

Partnering with long-time telecommunications provider Frontier Communications
[NASDAQ: FTR], Pocono Raceway enlisted the expertise of Frontier’s engineering
and operations teams to design a telecommunications system that would
accommodate current and future growth and also help attract other
entertainment opportunities. Because of the unique design of the three-turn
facility, however, Frontier had to create a system that would fully integrate
different locations and end users and support their various communications
requirements. Frontier’s solution was a Mitel 3300 VoIP system, allowing
increased capacity up to 1,400 users.

“We’ve made many enhancements to our facility over the years and the new
communications system is another step in our plan to become a year-round
entertainment venue,” said Brandon Igdalsky, President and CEO, Pocono
Raceway. “Communications are the life-blood of any business and we are excited
to have Frontier Communications, an industry leader, as a partner in this
exciting endeavor.”

The versatility of the new VoIP system allows it to support growth without
requiring a completely revamped platform. “We appreciated what Pocono Raceway
needs now as well as what it might need in the future to address
communications for concerts, trade shows and other entertainment and raceway
events,” said Michael Morton, General Manager, Frontier Communications. “The
Mitel solution integrates rich telephony features with advanced applications
that are accessible via desktop devices and managed over a web-based embedded
system. The system is highly scalable, so it can grow as Pocono Raceway grows.
It’s an efficient and cost-effective system since ‘moves, adds and changes’
are completed over the web, a huge benefit to the raceway.”

With more than twenty years of serving as the communications partner for
Pocono Raceway, the Frontier team delivered not only an industry-leading
solution, it also delivered a promise of continued personalized service and
responsiveness. “We’re backed by the resources of a Fortune 500 company but we
are based locally. Frontier’s employees live in the markets we serve, so we
understand the needs of customers and we work toward a mutual goal of creating
vibrant communities,” added Morton. “Year-round events at Pocono Raceway would
be an exciting economic driver to the area, fostering additional jobs and
overall new business opportunities. We’re excited to help make this happen
together with Pocono Raceway.”

Igdalsky echoed the benefits of the decades’ long partnership with Frontier,
stating, “We’re proud to build on our relationship with Frontier. They’ve
supported us as we’ve changed and grown; their staff and technicians deliver
excellent personalized service; and they understand how our transitioning into
a year-round facility will have a huge impact on our Pocono region. We’re glad
to have them on our team.”

About Pocono Raceway

“The Tricky Triangle” is host to two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, one IZOD
IndyCar Series, one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, two ARCA Racing Series
presented by Menards and one Firestone Indy Light Series events each year.
Pocono Raceway’s 2.5-mile triangular design makes it truly unique. Pocono is
the only Superspeedway with three turns, three different radii and three
variant degrees of banking. All that ensures our fans will enjoy some serious
action, meanwhile presenting a competitive challenge to the world’s best
drivers and their crew chiefs. Pocono strives to create a family atmosphere
with increased focus on the Fan Experience. We are Pocono Raceway and this is
“The Tricky Triangle.”

In business for over 50 years, Pocono Raceway is family-owned and situated in
the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. We are located within 300
miles of one-third of the U.S. population and within 90 miles of New York City
and Philadelphia. Pocono Raceway is and always will be an attractive option
for race fans and car enthusiasts alike. More information is available at
www.poconoraceway.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, entertainment services like TumTiki.com, data security solutions,
bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small
businesses and home offices and advanced business communications for medium
and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier’s approximately 15,300 employees
are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at
www.frontier.com.

Contact:

Frontier
Patricia Amendola, 570-631-6013
Communications Manager
Patricia.Amendola@ftr.com
or
Pocono Raceway
Bob Pleban, 570-643-7161
VP-Media Relations
BPleban@poconoraceway.com
 
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