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Press Release -- March 26th, 2013
Source: FairPoint Communications
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FairPoint Takes to Streets to Support Spectrum

Annual sleep out raises awareness of youth homelessness

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Sabina Haskell
802.658.7351
shaskell@fairpoint.com

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (March 26, 2013) - Four employees of FairPoint Communications will spend the night on the streets of Burlington Thursday to raise awareness of youth homelessness as part of Spectrum Youth and Family Services annual Sleep Out.

Jeff Allen, executive vice president of sales, Bryan Lamphere, senior IT director, John Lunny, senior vice president of engineering and Tom Nolting, vice president of billing and revenue, will join more than 70 other business and community leaders as Spectrum looks to raise $150,000 to help youth and families throughout Vermont.

FairPoint also donated $2,500 to the event in honor of its employees' efforts and the four FairPoint team members are each raising additional funds on their own for Spectrum.

"Spectrum's Sleep Out is a demonstration of the realities that face some Vermont teens and their struggle to build a better life for themselves," said Nolting, who is participating for a second straight year. "I am showing my solidarity for the hope Spectrum gives our next generation of Vermonters."

Since 1970, Spectrum Youth & Family Services has been helping at-risk youth and their families. In 2012, Spectrum served more than 3,000 young people and their families by providing meals, housing, and support services including education support, employment training, substance abuse and mental health counseling, life skills training, and more.

More information and to sponsor one of the participants, please visit Spectrum's Sleep Out.

About FairPoint Communications, Inc.
FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) is a leading communications provider of broadband Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other high-capacity data services to customers in communities across 17 states. Through its fast, reliable fiber network, FairPoint delivers high-quality 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 fiber network provides carrier Ethernet connections to support the surging bandwidth and performance requirements for cloud-based applications like network storage, disaster recovery, distance learning, medical imaging, video conferencing and CAD/CAM along with traditional voice, VoIP, video and Internet access solutions. 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/fairpoint) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint).

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