Frontier Communications Begins Offering Green Energy to Ohio Consumers

  Frontier Communications Begins Offering Green Energy to Ohio Consumers

 Ohio Residents Now Have Alternatives in Purchasing Clean-Burning Natural Gas
                      and 100 Percent Green Electricity

Business Wire

MARION, Ohio -- January 17, 2013

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 recognize 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.

Contact:

Frontier Communications
Pat Amendola, 570-631-6013
Patricia.Amendola@ftr.com
or
For Crius Energy:
Jennifer Webb, 212-221-1616 ext. 102
jennifer_webb@coltrin.com
 
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