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Press Release -- May 1st, 2013
Source: FairPoint Communications
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FairPoint Communications Continues to Bring More Broadband to New Hampshire

FairPoint Furthers its Expansion of Broadband Service in Gorham

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Jeff Nevins
207.535.4170
jnevins@fairpoint.com

MANCHESTER, NH (May 1, 2013) - More residents in the Granite State can quickly e-mail photos, download music and surf the Internet now that FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband service to more than 270 additional homes and businesses in the town of Gorham. FairPoint high-speed Internet is available for the first time to the eligible customers living in the areas described below.

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $193 million in its communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building thousands of 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 more homes and businesses in Gorham."

This expansion is part of FairPoint's plan to increase broadband access to 95 percent of its service areas in New Hampshire. High-speed connection areas include portions of the following streets/roads in:

  • Gilford: Lake Shore, Liscomb and Sargent.
  • Gorham: Gill, Gorham, Main, Pisani and Ray.
  • Laconia: Chester, Hillcrest, Lake, New Hope, Siesta, Union, Weirs and White Oaks.
  • Middleton: Adams, Deer Run, Governor's, King's, New Portsmouth, NH Route 153, Pine Ridge, Pleasant Valley, Pond, Ridge, Tuft's, Wakefield and Whippoorwill.
  • Wakefield: Main, Maple and Old Settler's.

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.

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 Internet 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), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint) and LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/fairpoint-communications).

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