Manchester,�NH (July 2, 2012) – More New Hampshire residents can quickly e-mail photos, download music and surf the Internet now that FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband service to approximately 1,290 homes and businesses in the Lakes and Monadnock Regions and the town of Bartlett.
Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $179 million in the communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building over 3,100 miles of new fiber across the region. FairPoint’s new fiber-based, high capacity network offers customers a better, faster way to communicate.
“Broadband access opens doors to the world for the residents and businesses in New Hampshire and is fundamental to the state’s future economic growth,” said Pat McHugh, FairPoint’s New Hampshire state president. “Our employees are working every day to build more broadband across the state. We are pleased to announce we have expanded the availability of high-speed Internet to these additional homes and businesses across New Hampshire.”�
This expansion is part of FairPoint’s plan to increase broadband access to 95 percent of its service areas in New Hampshire by March 2013.
FairPoint high-speed Internet is available for the first time to 380 homes and businesses in the Lakes Region communities of Belmont, Laconia, Loudon, New Hampton and Meredith. High-speed connection areas include portions of the following streets/roads in:
- Belmont/Laconia: Berkshire, Cardinal, Coon’s Point, Dove, Eagle, Gardner’s Cove, Jamestown, Minor, Murray, Park, Range, Robin, Siwicki, Union and Windsor.
- Loudon: Bumfagon, Gilmanton, Loudon Ridge and Route 16.
- Meredith/New Hampton: Andy, Apple Tree, Arbutus Hill, Blake, Campgound, Chase, Dolloff Brook, East Shore, Route 104, Shoreline, Twin Tamarack and Upper New Hampton.
FairPoint has expanded broadband service to approximately 470 homes and businesses in the towns of Walpole, Westmoreland, Marlborough and Sullivan. High-speed connection areas include portions of the following streets/roads in:
- Walpole: Carpenter Hill, County, Crehore, Merriam, Old Stage, Scovill, Watkins Hill and Whipple Hill.
- Westmoreland: Hurricane, London and Route 12.
- Marlborough: Collins, Jaffrey, Mountain, Old Dublin, Porter, Shaker Farm and Wallace Cross.
- Sullivan: Arlen, Boynton, Centre, Gilsum, Jenkins, Martin and Woodland.
FairPoint high-speed Internet is also available for the first time to 440 eligible customers in the Bartlett, New Hampshire area. High-speed connection areas include portions of the following streets/roads in Bartlett: Chandler Mountain, Cross, Dundee, Emery, Hemlock, Moat Mountain, RidgeRue Chamonix, Thorn Hill, Town Hall, Waterfront, along with Allen, Attitash, Covered Bridge, Jericho, Marsden, Oak Ridge and White’s Ledge.
To find out if you are eligible for FairPoint’s high-speed Internet and to obtain information about prices and bundled plans, residential consumers can call 1-866-984-2001 or visit www.FairPoint.com.
FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) is a leading communications provider of Broadband Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other Broadband services to customers in communities across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable network, FairPoint delivers affordable data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. FairPoint delivers VantagePointSM services through its resilient IP-based network in northern New England. This state-of-the-art network provides Ethernet connections that support video conferencing, e-learning and other broadband based applications. 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).