SUNNYVALE, Calif. & STAMFORD, Conn. - June 29, 2011 - Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO), the premier digital media company, and Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR), the largest provider of communications services focused on rural America, today announced an expanded partnership that will deliver rich and innovative online experiences to Frontier's broadband subscribers in 27 states. Later this year, Frontier customers will be upgraded to a co-branded Frontier-Yahoo! email experience powered by Yahoo! Mail, the No. 1 email service in the U.S.
In addition, they will be able to access Yahoo!'s industry-leading digital content experiences through co-branded sites that will be integrated with the email service. This new agreement extends the relationship between Yahoo! and Frontier that began in 2008, allowing Frontier customers to access co-branded homepage, Toolbar, and Search bars from www.frontier.my.yahoo.com.
"By deepening our relationship with Frontier, we're reinforcing our commitment to deliver deeply personal digital experiences," said Raymond Stern, Yahoo!'s senior vice president, Americas Partnerships and Business Development. "Through our best-in-class digital content and services, we're providing Frontier subscribers with an enhanced platform to access what matters the most to them on the Web, while meeting the needs of advertisers."
"Our customers want access to the most complete suite of communication and digital content services available, and Yahoo!, with its superior package of easy-to-use features, was the logical partner," said Melinda White, Frontier's executive vice president, Revenue Development. "Yahoo! is more than an industry leader across multiple content and communications categories; like Frontier, it values delivering personalized digital experiences consumers seek from the Internet. For example, our current co-branded Frontier-Yahoo! homepage is customizable, enabling us to integrate Frontier's products and features, delivering more value as we engage with our customers and expand the speed and reach of our broadband network."
Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. And Yahoo!'s unique combination of Science + Art + Scale connects advertisers to the consumers who build their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.com) or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal (yodel.yahoo.com).
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About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE: FTR) is included in the S&P 500 Index offering voice, broadband, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for small businesses and home offices, and advanced business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states and with approximately 14,900 employees. It has a 100 percent U.S.-based workforce. Frontier's landline service is the most reliable, safe and accessible in the markets it serves. More information is available at www.frontier.com and www.frontier.com/ir.
Steven C. Crosby