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Press Release -- March 25th, 2011
Source: FairPoint Communications
Tags: Exchange, Video

From Wolcott to Readsboro, FairPoint Expands Broadband in Four More Communities

Readsboro, Hartford, Wolcott and White River Junction added to VantagePoint network

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (March 24, 2011) – FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband to hundreds more homes and businesses in Hartford, White River Junction, Wolcott and Readsboro.

FairPoint’s new fiber-based, high-capacity network – called VantagePoint(SM) – offers customers a better, faster way to communicate.

“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. “Broadband availability opens the doors to the world for the residents and businesses in Vermont and is fundamental to the state’s future economic growth.”

FairPoint’s VantagePoint network, a fiber core, IP-based network, provides residential 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.

In Hartford and White River Junction, FairPoint’s high-speed Internet service will reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Ammel, Bedell, Delta, Jericho, Joshua, Miller, Sugartop and Wallace.

In Readsboro, high-speed Internet service was recently expanded to reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Alpendorf, Alpenwald, Bachesrand, Bergabhang, Bergblume, Bergrucken, Bergwelt, Heartwellville View, Lebensdorf, Mattenberg, Oberdorf, Oberhugel, Route 100, Rue Madeline, Valley View, Vermont Route 8 and Whitney.

In Wolcott, high-speed Internet service was recently expanded to reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Another, Arnolds, Frazer, Gallup, Greenewood, Gulf, Heath, Hidden Acres, Hill, Jones, Route 15, Sand Hill, Wheeler, Whitetail, Wildermont and Wolcott.

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested almost $47 million in the communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to Vermont, including building almost 1,000 miles of new fiber across the state.

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 services. FairPoint is traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol FRP. Learn more at www.FairPoint.com.

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