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Press Release -- July 2nd, 2010
Source: FairPoint Communications
Tags: Exchange

FIVE LOCAL STUDENTS AWARDED FAIRPOINT SCHOLARSHIPS

$800 Each to Outstanding Students

WESTFIELD, NY (July, 2, 2010) – FairPoint Communications in Westfield today announcedfive area students, one from each of the five area school districts in its service territory, havebeen selected to receive scholarships in the amount of $800 each from FairPointCommunications.

This year’s winners are: Mark A. Belcher (Brocton), Justin Smith (Chautauqua Lake), Christian R. Swoger (Ripley), Alanna Motherwell (Sherman) and Leeann Freeman (Westfield).

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, community involvement,leadership, and school activities such as music, sports or clubs. Applicants must have an 85 orabove grade point average and a strong record in all of these areas.

Through its corporate community relations initiatives, FairPoint contributed more than$950,000 in 2009 to civic and charitable organizations and its employees provided more than45,000 hours of volunteer time in communities across the United States.

About FairPoint
FairPoint Communications, Inc. is an industry leading provider of communications service 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.

Media Contact:
Rose Cummings
704.602.7304
rcummings@fairpoint.com

Local Contact:
Andrea LeClair
207.648.3426
aleclair@fairpoint.com

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