FairPoint Expands Broadband in Loudon and Canterbury

 

VantagePoint network connects more to high-speed Internet

 

 

News Release

Media Contact:
Jill Healey Wurm
603.645.2606
jill.wurm@fairpoint.com

MANCHESTER, N.H. (May 10, 2011) - FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband service to an additional 450 homes and businesses in parts of Loudon and Canterbury. For some in these communities, this is the first time FairPoint's high-speed Internet service has been available.

"Broadband availability can open doors to the world for the residents and businesses in New Hampshire and is fundamental to the state's future economic growth," said Teresa Rosenberger, state president for FairPoint in New Hampshire. "Our employees are working every day to bring broadband to the Granite State. We are pleased to announce the availability of high-speed Internet for residents and businesses in Loudon and Canterbury."

High-speed Internet connection areas include all or portions of Village and Ashby roads in Canterbury. In Loudon, all or portions of the following roads will have high-speed Internet service available: Batchelder, Bumfagon, Church, Clough Hill, Grant, Hollow Route, Hoover, Jefferson, Lazy Pines, LoveJoy, Memory, Mudgett Hill, Pierce, School, Stonegate and Village.

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested nearly $152 million in the communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building more than 1,500 miles of new fiber across the region. By the end of 2010 broadband access was extended to 85 percent of the homes and businesses in New Hampshire.

Internet packages start as low as $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 www.FairPoint.com.

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).