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Press Release -- July 12th, 2010
Source: FairPoint Communications
Tags: Exchange, Expansion, Video

FAIRPOINT EXPANDS BROADBAND SERVICE IN 16 NH COMMUNITIES

MANCHESTER, NH (July 12, 2010) FairPoint Communications announced the expansion of their VantagePointSM network and its high-speed Internet service to neighborhoods in sixteen additional New Hampshire communities. Broadband service is also available for the first time to approximately 850 homes and businesses in Lyme, New Hampshire. Residents of Belmont, Ossipee, Tuftonboro and others join the increasing number of homes and businesses across New Hampshire that have access to FairPoint’s new fiber-based, high capacity network, offering Internet services that provide businesses and residents with a better, faster way to communicate. A complete list of the additional sixteen neighborhoods can be found below.

More than $111 million has been invested by FairPoint in the communications infrastructure and technology to bring the VantagePoint network to northern New England. With speed options as fast as 15Mbps, the VantagePoint network provides customers with the ability to smoothly stream live video, play on-line games at lightning speeds and upload photos and large files with ease.

“The VantagePoint network allows broadband to be delivered to a growing number of neighborhoods and customers.” said Teresa Rhodes Rosenberger, New Hampshire state president for FairPoint. “Always-on broadband access provides almost instant connections to information, news and entertainment.”

Internet packages start at $35.99. 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 Area of Broadband Expansion
Belmont --- Farrarville Rd.
Brookline ---Mason Rd.
Hanover ---Three Mile Rd., Hanover Center Rd.
Jaffrey ---Gilmore Pond Rd., Lincoln Corner Rd.
Lempster ---State Hwy 10
Littleton ---Industrial Park Rd.
Moultonborough ---Suissevale Ave.
Newport ---Paradise Rd.
Northfield ---Northfield Depot
Ossipee ---State Hwy 16
Pelham ---Jericho Rd.
Pembroke ---Fourth Range Road
Surry ---Old Walpole Rd.
Swanzey ---Homestead Hwy, Old Westport Rd
Tuftonboro ---Tuftonboro Neck Rd

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

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