FairPoint Reconnects Marlboro; East Dover Service Making Progress

Crews make good headway over weekend to restore hard-hit areas




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Sabina Haskell
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (September 4, 2011) - FairPoint Communications, northern New England's leading telecommunications provider, made huge progress in restoring service to Marlboro and parts of East Dover on Saturday.

Marlboro residents had service restored Saturday afternoon. A small area near Green River and River roads should have service soon.

Through creative efforts by several technicians, FairPoint was able to re-route lines and restore service to the Dover Commons area in East Dover. In addition, FairPoint finished installing nine new lines at the town library and town offices those residents still without service. The phones are free to use for calls anywhere in Vermont and are available 24/7 for residents whose service will be restored soon.

In addition, phone service has been restored to the East Dover Fire Department.

East Dover suffered massive damage from Tropical Storm Irene and it may several more weeks to restore full phone service to the area. There is almost no cell phone coverage in town.

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 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).