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Press Release -- October 8th, 2010
Source: FairPoint Communications
Tags: Exchange, Expansion, Video

FAIRPOINT ADDS 34 COMMUNITIES TO ITS BROADBAND NETWORK

MANCHESTER, N.H. (October 8, 2010) FairPoint Communications continues to move forward with its effort to bring broadband service to 85 percent of the homes and businesses in its service territory by the end of 2010. For the first time, broadband is now available in Tamworth and Center Sandwich. Plus, additional neighborhoods in 34 other New Hampshire communities, including Enfield, Peterborough, Stoddard and Wakefield to name a few, now have access to broadband service from FairPoint. The complete list can be found below. These areas have been added to VantagePointsm, a fiber-based, high-capacity network that provides a better, faster way to access the Internet, connect through social networking and conduct business online.

FairPoint has invested more than $121 million in communications infrastructure and technology to bring VantagePoint 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.

“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.”

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
Acworth                                 Beryl Mountain Rd.
Alstead                                   Gilsum Mine Rd.
Bartlett                                   Highway 16
Bedford                                  Lindahl Rd.
Belmont                                 Union Rd.
Brentwood                            Old Route 125
Charlestown                         North Charlestown
Claremont                             Clay Hill Rd. by Thrasher Rd.
Concord                                 Oak Hill Rd., Shaker Rd., Silk Farm Rd.
Conway                                  Highway 302
Enfield                                    Crystal Lake Rd., Goode Pond Rd., Lockhaven Rd.
Farmington                          West Milton Rd.
Freedom                                Ossipee Lake Rd.
Goffstown                              Tibbetts Hill Rd.
Kingston                                Highway 125
Madbury                               Cherry Lane
Nashua                                   Pine Hill Rd.
Nelson                                    West Shore Rd.
Newport                                 Chandler Mills Rd.
Peterborough                      State Hwy 101
Portsmouth                          Holiday Lane
Rindge                                    State Highway 119 & College Rd.
Rochester                             Highway 11
Sandwich                              Central Office
Sharon                                   Jarmany Hill Rd.
Stoddard                               Scenic Rd., Shedd Hill Rd.
Surry                                      Pond Rd.
Swanzey                                Flat Roof Mill Rd.
Tamworth                            Central Office and Ossipee Lake Rd.
Temple                                  General Miller Highway
Unity                                      Unity Rd.
Wakefield                              Acton Ridge Rd., Route 153
Walpole                                 Valley Rd.
Wolfeboro                            College Rd.

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

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