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Press Release -- December 13th, 2010
Source: FairPoint Communications
Tags: Exchange, Expansion

HERE COMES MORE BROADBAND FROM FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS

FairPoint Expands Broadband Service in Lincoln

PORTLAND, Maine (December 13, 2010) – More Mainers can quickly e-mail photos, download music and surf the Internet now that FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband service to an additional 246 homes and businesses in the Lincoln, Maine area. FairPoint high-speed Internet is available for the first time to eligible customers in the community.

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $124 million in the communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building over 700 miles of new fiber across the region. FairPoint’s new fiber-based, high capacity network – called VantagePoint – offers customers a better, faster way to communicate.

“Broadband access opens doors to the world for the residents and businesses in Maine and is fundamental to the state’s future economic growth,” said Mike Reed, FairPoint’s Maine state president. “Our employees are working every day to build more broadband across the state. We are pleased to announce the availability of high-speed Internet for these residents in Lincoln.”

This expansion in is part of FairPoint’s plan to increase broadband access to 83 percent of its service areas in Maine by the end of the year. High-speed connection areas include portions of the following streets/roads in Lincoln: Bagley Mountain, Bridge, Cedar, Chester, Danny, Ferry, Frost, Hoover, Kimball, Ludden, Main, Pioneer, Rin Tin Tin, Sweet, Tower and Woodland.

Internet packages start as low as $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:
Jeff Nevins
207.535.4170
jnevins@fairpoint.com

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