Frontier Voluntarily Discontinues “Whole Home Wi-Fi Guarantee” Claim Following Charter’s National Advertising Division Challenge
New York, NY – March 14, 2023 – Following a Fast-Track SWIFT challenge brought by competitor Charter Communications, Inc., Frontier Communications Parent, Inc. voluntarily discontinued its “Whole Home Wi-Fi Guarantee” claim that appeared in various media, including television commercials, radio advertisements, and digital advertising.
Fast-Track SWIFT is an expedited challenge process designed for single-issue advertising cases brought to the National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs.
The challenged claim was a feature of a temporary promotional product and pricing offer for Frontier internet service that ran in Frontier markets from August 2022 through January 2023. The “Whole Home Wi-Fi Guarantee” included professional installation of a router and up to two extenders in a customer’s home without limitation as to the home’s size or construction.
In response to the challenge, Frontier maintained that the challenged claim was substantiated but informed NAD that it had voluntarily and permanently ceased use of the challenged claim at the end of the promotional period. Therefore, NAD did not review the claim on its merits.
In its advertiser statement, Frontier thanked NAD for its time and attention to this matter.
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National Advertising Division Recommends T-Mobile Discontinue Most Reliable 5G Network According to umlaut Claims
New York, NY – March 23, 2023 – In a challenge brought by AT&T Services, Inc., the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that T-Mobile, U.S., Inc. discontinue advertising claims that its wireless service has the most reliable 5G network according to the third-party testing company, umlaut.
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National Advertising Division Finds Charter’s “Most Reliable Internet” Claim Supported; Recommendation to Modify or Discontinue Other Claims is Appealed
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