Many will have high-speed Internet access for the first time
MANCHESTER, N.H. (April 21, 2011) – FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband service to an additional 700 homes and businesses in parts of Hampton just in time for the summer season. For some in this community, this is the first time FairPoint’s high-speed Internet service has been available.
“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 Hampton.”
In Hampton, all or parts of the following roads will have high-speed Internet service available: Acorn, Briar, Cranberry, Cusack, Downer, Great Gate, Huckleberry, Hunter, Juniper, Katie, Linden, Munsey, Nersesian, North Shore, Ocean, Seaview, Smith, Wildrose and Woodland.
Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested nearly $140 million in the communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building more than 1,500 miles of new fiber across the region. By the end of 2010 broadband access was extended to 85 percent of the homes and businesses in New Hampshire.
Internet packages start as low as $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.
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).
Jill Healey Wurm