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Press Release -- June 9th, 2010
Source: FairPoint Communications
Tags: Exchange, Expansion, Video

FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS CONTINUES TO EXPAND BROADBAND REACH IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

MANCHESTER, NH (June 9, 2010) FairPoint Communications has added even more neighborhoods and communities to its ever expanding VantagePoint network, a fiber-based high capacity network offering Internet services that provide businesses and residents with a better, faster way to communicate. This spring more than 8,900 homes and businesses in 24 communities across New Hampshire have been added to the VantagePoint network including new areas in Dover, Enfield, Gilford, and North Hampton.

More than $111 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 15megabits per second (Mbps), 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 nearly 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 and allows FairPoint to offer its customers products that provide faster access to the Internet.”

Qualified customers who sign up for an annual plan can choose FairPoint High-Speed Internet Service for $35.99 with download speeds up to 3 Mbps. Sign up today and get the service for as low as $9.99 for the first 6 months or add voice service with FairPoint DoublePlay Bundle for as low as $56.99 for the first year of service. Customers who sign up now for FairPoint DoublePlay get high-speed Internet with a dedicated connection, and unlimited local and long distance service. 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.

Community Areas of Broadband Expansion
Acworth — Crescent Lake Rd.
Amherst — Limbo Ln., Baboosic Lake Rd.
Bedford — South River Rd., Rundlett Hill Rd.
Chesterfield — State Highway 63
Concord — Pembroke Rd., Integra Dr.
Dover — Littleworth Rd.
Enfield — State Highway 4A
Francestown — New Boston Rd.
Fitzwilliam — State Highway 12, State Highway 119, Warren Hill Rd.
Gilford — State Highway 11A
Gilsum — Surry Rd.
Harrisville — Chesham Rd.
Hopkinton — Hopkinton Rd.
Keene — Pitcher St.
Manchester — Dartmouth Commons, St. Anselms Dr., Gay St., Cohas Ave., Edmond St.
Mason — State Highway 13
Merrimack — Wire Rd.
Nashua — E Dunstable Rd., Spit Brook Rd.
North Hampton — Lafayette Rd.
Portsmouth — Borthwick Rd.
Rindge — State Highway 202 and Foggs Corner
Rochester — Farmington Rd., Salmon Falls Rd., Milton Rd.
Salem — Prestige Park, Rockingham Mall
Sanbornton — Bay Rd.

Media Contact:
Jill Healey Wurm
603.645.2606
jill.wurm@fairpoint.com

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