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Press Release -- April 28th, 2011
Source: FairPoint Communications
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, Video

Bring on the Broadband: FairPoint adds service in six more Vermont towns

High-speed Internet service on VantagePoint network connects more Vermonters

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (April 28, 2011) – FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband to hundreds more homes and businesses in Goshen, Lunenburg, Middlebury, Fletcher, Cambridge and Hartland.

These new broadband rollouts are part of FairPoint’s pledge to bring total broadband coverage to half of its exchanges this year and are part of the company’s new fiber high-capacity network called VantagePoint(SM).

“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 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 Goshen, FairPoint’s high-speed Internet service will reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Broken Wire, Cape Lookoff, Capen Hill, Carlisle Hill, Dutton Brook, Flora White, Gap, Goshen Ripton, Hathaway, Hayes, Hill, Silver Lake and White Rocks.

In Lunenburg, high-speed Internet service was recently expanded to reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Bobbin Mill, Colby, Cole Hill, Downing, Guildhall Hill, Powell, Riva-Vue and Simonds.

In Middlebury, high-speed Internet service was added to reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Exchange, Industrial, Mainelli and Pond.

In Fletcher and Cambridge, high-speed Internet service was recently expanded to reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Bog, Cambridge, Church Rock, Deer Run, Earl, Fairfax, Fairfield, Half Moon Pond, Hemlock, Idel Acres, Irish, Kays, Meadow Brook, North, Oustinoff, Pond, Rushford, School, Schoolcraft, Shaw, Spaulding, Stone, Stone Hill, Sweet Berry, Thomas, Titan’s Turganti and Woods.

In Hartford and White River Junction, high-speed Internet service was recently expanded to reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Balsam, Blanchard, Drew, Gates, Hartford, Hartland, Kline, Melisi, Remick, Route 14 and Route 91.

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $60 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 per month. 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., (NASDAQ: FRP) (www.FairPoint.com) is a leading communications provider of high-speed Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other broadband services to customers in communities across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable data network, FairPoint delivers data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. VantagePoint(sm), FairPoint’s resilient IP-based network in northern New England, provides business customers a fast, flexible, affordable Ethernet connection. The VantagePoint(sm) network supports applications like video conferencing and e-learning. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at www.FairPoint.com. You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/myfairpoint) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint).

Media Contact:
Sabina Haskell
802.658.7351
shaskell@fairpoint.com

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