FairPoint Announces Stamford Expansion

Bring on the Broadband: FairPoint Brings High-Speed Internet to Stamford


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Sabina Haskell

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (April 5, 2012) - FairPoint Communications has expanded high-speed Internet service to more than 380 homes and businesses in Stamford.

In Stamford, FairPoint's high-speed Internet service is a first and it is available to all customers with 694 phone numbers.

FairPoint's new fiber-based, high-capacity network - called VantagePoint - offers customers a better, faster way to communicate.

"VantagePoint makes it possible for us to expand broadband service into areas without high-speed Internet access and provide enhanced services across the state," 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."

FairPoint's VantagePoint network provides residential broadband speeds up to 15 Mbps. Broadband service on the VantagePoint 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.

In Vermont, FairPoint has invested nearly $80 million and added 1,100 miles of new fiber, providing high-speed Internet access to nearly 90 percent of its Vermont customers.

Current promotional Internet packages start at $24.99 per month with a price lock for an unbeatable 18 months, including 3 gigabytes of free back-up storage and ongoing technical support 24/7. For additional information about FairPoint Broadband Internet prices and bundled plans, residential consumers can call 1.866.984.2001 or request a call from a customer service representative through the Contact Us form at www.FairPoint.com/contactus.About FairPoint Communications, Inc.

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) is a leading communications provider of Broadband 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 affordable data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. FairPoint delivers VantagePointSM services through its resilient IP-based network in northern New England. This state-of-the-art network provides Ethernet connections that support video conferencing, e-learning and other broadband based applications. 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).