Bring on the Broadband: FairPoint Adds Service in Pownal

High-speed Internet service connects more Vermonters




News Release

Media Contact:
Sabina Haskell

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (May 13, 2011) - FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband to more than 200 homes and businesses in Pownal.

FairPoint's high-speed Internet service will reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Barne, Boudreau, Cider Mill, County, Cross, Finley, Fuller, Funny Farm, Grove, Maple Grove, Middle Pownal, Niles, Pace, Sawmill, Schanker, Stream, Strohmaier, Washing Brook and Watershed.

"FairPoint is bringing fast Internet service to more Vermonters this year and this expansion in Pownal is part of that," said Michael K. Smith, 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."

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $60 million in the communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to Vermont, including building almost 1,000 miles of new fiber across the state.

Internet packages start at $35.99 per month. For additional information about FairPoint high-speed Internet prices and bundled plans, residential consumers can call 1.866.984.2001 or visit

About FairPoint

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRP) ( is a leading communications provider of high-speed Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other broadband services to customers in communities across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable data network, FairPoint delivers data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. VantagePoint(sm), FairPoint's resilient IP-based network in northern New England, provides business customers a fast, flexible, affordable Ethernet connection. The VantagePoint(sm) network supports applications like video conferencing and e-learning. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter ( and Facebook (