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Press Release -- April 13th, 2011
Source: FairPoint Communications
Tags: Ethernet, Video

FairPoint Communications Takes Three Nonprofits Out to the Ball Game

“DoublePlay” to benefit Easter Seals NH, Habitat for Humanity and New Horizons

MANCHESTER, N.H. (April 13, 2011) – FairPoint Communications, the official broadband, telephone and TV provider to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats announced the three area nonprofits that will benefit from “The FairPoint Double Play” promotion during the 2011 baseball season. Every time the Fisher Cats, the Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, turn a double play FairPoint will make a financial contribution to Easter Seals NH, Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity or New Horizons for New Hampshire.

In addition to the contribution, the nonprofit partners will be featured during home games on the Jumbotron video board at the stadium and through in-game announcements. The nonprofits will also host a community table at the ballpark and throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

“Easter Seals, Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity and New Horizons each make significant contributions to our community. FairPoint is pleased that we are able to support them through our affiliation with the Fisher Cats,” said Teresa Rosenberger, New Hampshire state president for FairPoint Communications. “We are committed to forging powerful community and business partnerships in New Hampshire and becoming a stronger part of this community.”

The “FairPoint Double Play” promotion is a component of the five-year partnership with the NH Fisher Cats that was announced last July; one of FairPoint’s largest community partnership agreements. FairPoint is the first official provider of broadband, telephone and TV for the ball club.

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

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