FairPoint Expands Coverage in Barnard, Bethel and Tunbridge
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (May 29, 2014) – FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRP), a leading provider of advanced communications in northern New England, has expanded broadband to more than 140 homes and businesses in Barnard, Bethel and Tunbridge.
FairPoint’s new fiber-based, high-capacity network offers customers a better, faster way to communicate.
“Our next-generation network allows us to expand broadband service into areas with no high-speed Internet access and provide enhanced services across the state,” said Beth Fastiggi, FairPoint state president for Vermont. “Broadband availability opens the doors to the world for the residents and businesses in Vermont and is fundamental to the state’s future economic growth.”
FairPoint provides residential speed options up to 15Mbps. Broadband service on the next-generation network means customers can smoothly stream live video, play online games and upload photos and large files with ease. Reliable broadband access provides almost instant connections to information, news and entertainment.�
FairPoint’s broadband Internet service will reach customers along all or portions of the following streets in:
- Barnard: Angell Road, Chateauguay Road, Fort Defiance Hill, Mount Hunger Road, Old Mount Hunger Road and West Road.
- Bethel: Watts Road.
- Tunbridge: Brocklebank Road, County Turnpike, Foundry Road, Moody Road, Morrill Road, Orchard Road and Strafford Road.
FairPoint has invested nearly $100 million in its network in the Green Mountain State and has added 1,100 miles of new fiber, providing high-speed access to 92 percent of its Vermont service areas. The Barnard, Bethel and Tunbridge expansion was funded in part by the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund, or CAF, established in 2011 with the sole purpose to accelerate broadband buildout to the 18 million Americans living in rural areas who currently have no access to robust broadband services.
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.
About FairPoint Communications, Inc.
FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRP) provides advanced data, voice and video technologies to single and multi-site businesses, public and private institutions, consumers, wireless companies and wholesale re-sellers in 17 states.� Leveraging an owned, fiber-core Ethernet network ? including more than 16,000 route miles of fiber in northern New England ? FairPoint has the network coverage, scalable bandwidth and transport capacity to support enhanced applications, including the next generation of mobile and cloud-based communications, such as small cell wireless backhaul technology, voice over IP, data center colocation services, managed services and disaster recovery.� For more information, visit www.FairPoint.com.
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