Frontier Plans $100 Million Investment to Expand Fiber in West Virginia in 2023

Aims to reach more than 100,000 additional homes and businesses this year


TL;DR – The Byte-Size Download:

  • Happening: Today, Frontier announced plans to invest approximately $100 million to expand its fiber-optic network to reach more than 100,000 additional locations in West Virginia in 2023.
  • Why It Matters: Frontier is accelerating a fiber future for West Virginia by expanding access to fast and reliable fiber broadband to more homes and businesses. The company’s investment of $100 million in West Virginia is the largest announced by any communications service provider in the state.
  • Get Stoked: “We are proud to build the critical digital infrastructure that will connect West Virginia, serving their needs well into the future,” said Veronica Bloodworth, Frontier’s Chief Network Officer. “Our investment in the state will enable more people and businesses to benefit from our cutting-edge fiber technology.”

The Details:

Frontier has plans to invest approximately $100 million to expand its fiber-optic network in West Virginia in 2023. This is the largest investment announced by a communications service provider in the state.

Since 2021, Frontier has built fiber to over 125,000 homes and businesses in more than 60 urban and rural areas across West Virginia, including Beckley, Bluefield, Charleston, Clarksburg, Falling Waters, Huntington, Hurricane, Inwood, Kanawha City, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Scott Depot and Wheeling. With plans to reach over 100,000 additional locations in West Virginia this year, the company is deploying fiber in new areas, such as Elkins, Fairmont, Grafton, Hinton, Logan, Nitro, Princeton, St. Albans, Weirton and Woodsdale.

Frontier’s 2023 investment of $100 million in the state is in addition to its ongoing partnership with the West Virginia Economic Development’s Office of Broadband to deploy fiber to underserved and unserved areas across the state.

What does this mean for West Virginia?

Frontier is investing in the future of West Virginia.

“It is with great excitement that I give my full support for what Frontier is currently doing in West Virginia. By committing millions of dollars toward high-speed fiber connections for our citizens and businesses, Frontier has stepped to the forefront as the go-to provider,” said Kanawha County Delegate, Dana Ferrell. “Combined with Frontier quality customer service, I see the future of West Virginia broadband happening right now. Moreover, Frontier has an ongoing practice of hiring and training West Virginians to take the great-paying jobs required during build-out and maintenance. In turn, those wages are spent right back into the local economy, which supports small businesses. There is no doubt that Frontier is, and will be, a vital part of West Virginia’s community and business growth. I look forward to having Frontier Communications as an instrumental partner in that move forward.”

About Frontier

Frontier is a leading communications provider offering gigabit speeds to empower and connect millions of consumers and businesses in 25 states. It is building critical digital infrastructure across the country with its fiber-optic network and cloud-based solutions, enabling connections today and future proofing for tomorrow. Rallied around a single purpose, Building Gigabit America™, the company is focused on supporting a digital society, closing the digital divide, and working toward a more sustainable environment. Frontier is preparing today for a better tomorrow. Visit

Chrissy Murray
VP, Corporate Communications