FairPoint Sponsors Way to Go! Commuter Challenge in Vermont




News Release

Media Contact:
Sabina Haskell

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (May 11, 2011) - FairPoint Communications is proud to be provide financial assistance as a sustaining partner of the seventh annual Way to Go! Commuter Challenge in Vermont.

During the week of May 16-20, FairPoint is encouraging its more than 580 Vermont employees to find healthy, earth-friendly ways to get to and from work.

"We have employees who live in more than 140 communities around the state," said Michael K. Smith, FairPoint state president for Vermont. "We're encouraging everyone to go the extra mile for our company and for our state by finding alternative ways to work, whether that means carpooling with colleagues or hopping on a bike and pedaling through the beautiful Vermont countryside."

FairPoint is a proud sponsor of the Way to Go! Commuter Challenge and numerous other organizations and initiatives around the state.

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.

About FairPoint

FairPoint Communications, Inc., (NASDAQ: FRP) (www.FairPoint.com) 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 www.FairPoint.com. You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/myfairpoint) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint).