Frontier Communications is following suit with other tech companies. Today, the company said it’s moving headquarters from Connecticut to Texas.
The company is leaving its long-standing office in Norwalk, Connecticut, and is moving to Dallas next month.
“It’s official – Dallas is now home base for Building Gigabit America,” said Nick Jeffery, CEO of Frontier.
The company will lease a 95,000-square-foot office dubbed “the GigaHub” in Uptown Dallas starting October 2, according to a Frontier Communications spokesperson. Frontier Communications has a growing market in the Lone Star State, which the company said will make it easier to stay connected to its customers while managing operations nationwide.
Frontier joins several companies in moving their operations to Texas. Tesla and Oracle have relocated their corporate headquarters there, while Amazon, Apple, and Hewlett Packard Enterprises have moved large operations into the state, where corporate taxes are lower. Frontier Communications has a well-established footprint in the Dallas area.
Moving the headquarters there will also give it a more central location with businesses across the U.S.
“Moving our headquarters to Dallas makes business sense, given the city is already home to hundreds of our corporate employees and sits in the middle of one of our most important fiber markets,” said Jeffery. “With a fast-growing economy and large, diverse pool of talent, Dallas is quickly becoming one of the nation’s top business cities. We’re proud to be part of it.”
At the same time, this could benefit Dallas as well. Frontier Communications said it will create more than 3,000 job opportunities and invest millions into upgrading hundreds of thousands of fiber networks across the state. The move is projected to boost local and state economies by $3.8 billion over the next ten years.
“When we bring fiber internet to a community, we connect people to the next generation of technology and empower them to create a better future. We’re committed to expanding access to our high-speed fiber broadband to homes and businesses across the state of Texas,” added Jeffery.
Frontier Communications will continue to maintain a presence in Connecticut. Employees are welcome to transfer, but only those who want to.