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Press Release -- March 15th, 2010
Source: FairPoint Communications
Tags: Exchange, Expansion, Video

FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS BRINGS SUPER-FAST INTERNET SERVICE TO MILTON AND ESSEX JUNCTION

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (March 15, 2010) – There’s fast and then there’s super fast, and super-fast Internet service is now available in Milton and Essex Junction.

FairPoint’s VantagePoint network, a fiber-based core network capable of providing broadband service to residents and businesses was quality-tested in Milton and Essex before being rolled out to dozens of additional communities in New Hampshire and Maine.

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 laying more than 411 miles of new fiber across the region.

With speed options as fast as 15Mbps, downloading entire movies will now take seconds. 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.

“For the past year, folks in Milton and Essex were instrumental in helping us launch this next generation network,” said Mike Smith, Vermont state president for FairPoint. “FairPoint has spent the last year and a half building the network infrastructure in northern New England that allows customers to transport data, voice and video content over a flexible high-speed, high-capacity network.”

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 $120.00 for the first six months. Customers who sign up now for FairPoint TriplePlay get high-speed Internet with a dedicated connection from your home to our central office, unlimited local and long distance service and DIRECTV® CHOICE XTRAtm. All plans include a dedicated connection from your home to our central office 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. Offer reflects a 12-month commitment, and early termination fees may apply.

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.

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
Milton --- East Road
Essex Junction ---Lost Nation Road

Media Contact:
Sabina Haskell
802.658.7351
shaskell@fairpoint.com

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