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      110 new jobs expected in Horry County

      Frontier Communications announced Friday its expanding its Horry County operations, opening a call center on Lumber Street in Myrtle Beach.

      The telephone, television and internet services provider is expected to create 110 new jobs.

      "Frontier Communications places its customers first, and this new call center will give us more resources to provide great service," said Ken Arndt, president-East Region for Frontier, in a press release. "We are excited to continue to be a part of the Myrtle Beach community and to have a growing presence here."

      Frontier plans to renovate its building at 919 Lumber Street, in Myrtle Beach to accommodate the call center.

      The company also plans to spend millions more for network infrastructure upgrades across South Carolina.

      Frontier is known for buying Verizon properties in 14 states in July 2010.

      "South Carolina continues to be a place where companies can establish business and prosper, and today's announcement certainly speaks to that reputation. We celebrate Frontier Communications' decision to invest and create 110 new jobs in Myrtle Beach," said Gov. Nikki Haley.

      Frontier serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Sumter, Georgetown, Simpsonville and numerous other South Carolina communities.

      "We appreciate Frontier Communications' commitment to South Carolina with this decision to grow operations here. Every one of these jobs will have an impact in the Myrtle Beach area for years to come," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

      "Today's announcement signifies the quality of our local workforce and our attractiveness as a business destination. I am thankful for Frontier's commitment to Horry County. I'm proud of our economic development efforts," said Horry County Council Chairman Tom Rice.

      Employees in the center will provide customer support in all Frontier markets for billing, order fulfillment and other functions. Beginning in June, Frontier will accept applications online from persons who seek employment in the center. The website is www.frontier.com. (Click the "Careers" tab.)