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Press Release -- December 21st, 2010
Source: FairPoint Communications
Tags: Exchange, Expansion, Video


SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (December 21, 2010) – FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband to almost 300 homes and businesses in areas of Newbury, Ryegate and Wells River.

The high-speed Internet service was recently expanded to reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Baldwin, Bayley-Hazen, Bible Hill, Butson, Center, Creamery, David, Elm, Engle, Golf Links, Grove, Halls Lake, Industrial Park, Johnson, Lake Ledger, Longmoore, Main (North), Maple, Mill, Mountain View, Old Farm, Peachbrook, Railroad, Randall Hill, Round Barn, Route 302, Ryegate, Schaeffer, Tullar, Water and Weesner.

FairPoint’s VantagePoint network, a fiber core, IP-based network, provides speed options as fast as 15Mbps. Broadband service on the VantagePoint network means customers can smoothly stream live video, play online games and upload photos and large files with ease. Always-on broadband access provides almost instant connections to information, news and entertainment.

“VantagePoint is enabling us to expand broadband service into areas with no high-speed Internet access and provide enhanced services across the state,” said Michael K. Smith, FairPoint state president for Vermont.

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested $129 million in the communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building more than 700 miles of new fiber across the region.

FairPoint increased access to high-speed Internet service from 66 to more than 80 percent of its Vermont customers since 2008.

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

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

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