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Press Release -- December 9th, 2010
Source: FairPoint Communications
Tags: Exchange, Expansion, Video

BRING ON THE BROADBAND: FAIRPOINT ANNOUNCES SANDGATE EXPANSION

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (December 9, 2010) – FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband to almost 200 homes and businesses in the Sandgate, Vermont area.

The high-speed Internet service was recently expanded to reach customers along all or portions of Campbell, Erthein, Gilbert’s, Hamilton Hollow, Lincoln, Littmann, Mountain, Rupert, Sandgate, Sophies, Stannard’s, Swearing Hill, Tate Hill, Tudor, Walsh, West, Wilcox Hollow, Woodcock and Wuerslin roads.

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 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.

Media Contact:
Sabina Haskell
802.658.7351
shaskell@fairpoint.com

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