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Press Release -- February 10th, 2011
Source: FairPoint Communications
Tags: Exchange, Expansion, Video

BRING ON THE BROADBAND: FAIRPOINT ANNOUNCES HARTLAND EXPANSION

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (February 10, 2010) – FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband to almost 200 homes and businesses in the Hartland area.

The high-speed Internet service was recently expanded to reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Cardinal, Clay, Clay Hill, Dry Kiln, Evarts, Gates, Green Acres, Hartfield, McCabe, Mill, Route 5 and Wood.

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 almost $140 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.

In Vermont alone, FairPoint has invested almost $50 million and will provide total broadband coverage to half of its exchanges this year.

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 a 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

About FairPointFairPoint Communications, Inc. is a 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. FairPoint is traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol FRP. Learn more at www.fairpoint.com.

Media Contact:

Sabina Haskell,  802.658.7351,  shaskell@fairpoint.com

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