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Press Release -- October 16th, 2014
Source: FairPoint Communications
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FairPoint Expands High-Speed Internet Service in Barnard, Pomfret and Royalton

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (Oct. 15, 2014) - FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRP), a leading provider of advanced communications in northern New England, has expanded broadband to 170 homes and businesses in Barnard, Pomfret and Royalton. This is FairPoint's fourth expansion in the Royalton area this year.FairPoint's new fiber-based, high-capacity network offers customers a better, faster way to communicate."We are proud to keep expanding our Internet services in Barnard, Pomfret and Royalton," said Beth Fastiggi, FairPoint state president for Vermont. "High-speed Internet 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: Broad Brook Road, East Barnard Road, Ellis Farm Road, Lime Pond Road, Sayer Road and Walker Hill Road.Pomfret: Allen Hill Road, Leonard Road, Skyline Drive, Twin Pond Road and Webster Hill Road.Royalton: Lovejoy Road, Parkhurst Road and Plaisted 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, Pomfret and Royalton expansions were 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.Call today to learn about FairPoint high-speed Internet prices and bundled plans: 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. - See more at: http://www.fairpoint.com/global/fp-newsroom/tcm:12-22667#sthash.jr9ZD1VF.dpuf

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