OREANDA-NEWS. August 26, 2016. Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) has named

Crosby Smith, a recognized sales and operations telecommunications leader, as area general manager for its Southern California low desert operating area, which includes over 100 cities and communities across Riverside County, the Inland Empire and the Coachella and Imperial Valleys.

Smith will be responsible for operations, community engagement and market growth, while overseeing delivery of broadband, video, and voice services to more than 600,000 households and businesses. He will be based in Palm Springs and report to

Trent Anderson, senior vice president of Frontier's Southern California Eastside territory, which encompasses major parts of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Kern Counties.

"Crosby's proven strategic approach within the telecommunications operation, combined with his natural leadership skills, will make a difference as we provide local service to our customers," said Anderson. "He knows the complexities of our business intimately and brings a focus that will help keep Frontier's commitment to our customers and the communities we serve at the forefront."

Prior to joining Frontier, Smith served as vice president and general manager of Black Box Network Services western region, where he started in 2005. At Black Box, Smith successfully integrated several large IT infrastructure and service organizations into the company's west region business. He led a team of more than 600 in 24 states, managing sales, delivery and service organizations. From 1991 to 2005, Smith held several leadership positions for Norstan Communications, a provider of diversified telecommunications solutions.

Smith holds an MBA from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Louisiana State University. He resides in Palm Springs.

Companies of all sizes, including many in the Fortune 50™, rely on Frontier to deliver FiOS, high-speed Internet, voice, advanced Ethernet and business telephone systems, nationwide. For more information, visit http://business.frontier.com/.

About Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leader in providing communications services to urban, suburban and rural communities in 29 states. Frontier offers a variety of services to residential customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks, including video, high-speed internet, advanced voice and Frontier Secure digital protection solutions. Frontier Business Edge offers communications solutions to small, medium and enterprise businesses. Frontier's approximately 30,000 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information about Frontier is available at www.frontier.com.