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Press Release -- February 8th, 2011
Source: FairPoint Communications
Tags: Exchange, Expansion, Video

FAIRPOINT CONTINUES TO EXPAND BROADBAND AVAILABILITY

Fitzwilliam, Gilford and Newmarket see added coverage

MANCHESTER, N.H. (February 8, 2011) – FairPoint has recently announced the expansion of broadband to more than 1,250 homes and businesses in the Fitzwilliam, Gilford and Newmarket areas. This expansion is part of FairPoint’s plan that provided broadband access to 85 percent of its service areas in New Hampshire by the end of 2010.

“Broadband availability can open doors to the world for the residents and businesses in New Hampshire and is fundamental to the state’s future economic growth,” said Teresa Rosenberger, state president for FairPoint in New Hampshire. “Our employees are working every day to bring broadband to the Granite State. We are pleased to announce the availability of high-speed Internet for residents and businesses in these areas.”

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested $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.

FairPoint has expanded broadband service to 425 homes and businesses in Fitzwilliam. High-speed connection areas include all or portions of the following roads: Brigham Hill, Castle, Howeville, Keene, Lake, Laurel, Rousseau, Sandy Beach, Sandy Hollow, South Pond, Templeton and Whites Grove.

Broadband service has been added to an additional 400 homes and businesses in the Newmarket area. High-speed connection areas include all or portions of the following roads: Alyce, Ash Swamp, Bald Hill, Balsam, Doe Farm, Fieldstone, Fogg, Fox, Fox Hollow, Grant, Hamel Farm, Hilton, Johnson, Joy Farm, Madison, Neal Mill, Pendercast, Raymond, Schanda, Turkey Ridge and Wiggin.

In Gilford, 425 homes and business are eligible for high-speed broadband from FairPoint. Areas include all or portions of the following roads: Area, Auburn, Balsam, Barefoot, Chalet, Cherry Valley, Chestnut, Curtis, Falls, Foxglove, Greenleaf, Juniper Ridge, Leisure, Northview, Oakland, Ryswick, Sagamore, Silver, Tate, White Birch, and Yasmin.

FairPoint’s VantagePoint(SM) 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.

Internet packages start at $35.99. For additional information about FairPoint’s 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 services. FairPoint is traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol FRP. Learn more at www.fairpoint.com.

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:

Jill Healey Wurm, 603.645.2606, jill.wurm@fairpoint.com

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