Residents of Milford Township now have another option when it comes to selecting cable and Internet services.
Township Supervisor Don Green said last week that Frontier Communications began supplying Internet service and direct-line television service to parts of Milford Township.
“Now someone has a second choice. By the end of July, almost all of the township should be covered,” Green said.
Sarah Norat-Phillips, general manager for Frontier Communications for east-central Michigan, said the majority of the township would be covered by September.
According to Green, Frontier’s Internet and cable service in the township is current available within a 3-mile radius of the company’s central office at Liberty and Union streets.
He added that the township offices currently use Frontier’s phone services, but that Comcast offers cable free to the municipality.
While Comcast covers the majority of the township and was previously the township’s only Internet service provider, Frontier had made a name for itself by servicing rural areas and small communities and already provides telephone services throughout the township.
The company made headlines in 2009 when it signed an $8.6 million agreement with Verizon Communications and acquired 4.8 million telephone lines that were leased to residential and business customers in 13 states, including Michigan.
Frontier is currently offering its television services through DirectTV.