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Press Release -- March 4th, 2010
Source: FairPoint Communications
Tags: Exchange, Video

FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS BRINGS SUPER FAST INTERNET SERVICE TO 22 NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITIES

MANCHESTER, N.H. (March 4, 2010) – There’s fast and then there’s super fast, and super fast Internet service is coming to a town near you. FairPoint’s VantagePoint network, a fiber-based core network capable of providing broadband service to residents and businesses is now available to 34,000 homes and businesses in 22 communities across New Hampshire. More than $90 million has been invested by FairPoint in the communications infrastructure and technology to bring the VantagePoint network to northern New England; including building more than 411 miles of new fiber across the region.

With speed options as fast as 15Mbps, downloading entire movies will now take a few short minutes. Broadband service on the VantagePoint network provides customers with the ability to smoothly stream live video, play online games at lightning speeds and upload photos and large files with ease. Always on broadband access provides almost instant connections to information, news and entertainment.

“FairPoint has spent the last year and a half building a secure network infrastructure that will allow customers to transport data, voice and video content over a flexible and scalable network,” said Teresa Rhodes Rosenberger, New Hampshire state president for FairPoint. “This advanced technology enables broadband to be delivered to additional neighborhoods more quickly and allows FairPoint to provide its customers with new products at faster speeds.”

Qualified customers who sign up for an annual plan can choose FairPoint High-Speed Internet Service for $33.99 with download speeds up to 3 Mbps or FairPoint TriplePlay Bundle which saves customers $120 for the first six months. Customers who sign up now for FairPoint TriplePlay get high-speed Internet with a dedicated connection, unlimited local and long distance service and DIRECTV® CHOICE XTRAtm. All plans include a dedicated connection with always-on access, a 30-day money back guarantee, free FairPoint Security Suite, nine email accounts, and 10MB (Megabytes) of personal web space. FairPoint High-Speed Internet features live support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other speeds are available at other promotional rates.

For additional information about FairPoint High-Speed Internet prices and bundled plans, residential consumers can call 1.866.984.2001 or visit www.FairPoint.com.

About FairPoint
FairPoint Communications, Inc. is an industry leading provider of communications services to communities across the country. Today, FairPoint owns and operates local exchange companies in 18 states offering advanced communications with a personal touch, including local and long distance voice, data, Internet, television and broadband services. Learn more at www.FairPoint.com.


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