Frontier Communications Temporarily Suspends Operations in Portions of South Carolina as Hurricane Florence Approaches

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Frontier Communications has suspended its operations in portions of South Carolina, starting at noon today, September 13, as Hurricane Florence approaches. Repair and installation technicians, contact center employees and others will not be executing any work activities during this time.

Areas currently affected by suspended services are:

Fairfax

Georgetown

Jackson

Walterboro

Lake City

Myrtle Beach

Sumter

Bowman

Winnsboro

Areas remaining open until further notice are:

Abbeville

Laurens

Simpsonville

As soon as conditions are safe and allow access, network and facility assessments will begin and a determination as to when full operations can resume will be made.

“Our concern now is the safety of our employees, their families, and our customers,” said Melanie Williams, Frontier’s Senior Vice President of Operations, South Region. “Florence will damage power facilities and down lines and trees, which will affect the speed of communications restoration. We will have additional resources, both people and equipment, from other Frontier locations and will work closely with the state’s emergency personnel, power companies and local communities to restore service as quickly as possible.”