FairPoint Blankets East Dover with Broadband Internet

East Dover is the latest Vermont town to have full broadband Internet coverage from FairPoint Communications.



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Sabina Haskell

Rutland, Vermont (June 21, 2012) - East Dover is the latest Vermont town to have full broadband Internet coverage from FairPoint Communications.

FairPoint partnered with town officials to expand high-speed access to the rural east side of the southeastern Vermont mountain town. In all, more than 400 homes and businesses now have modern online connections.

"We thank the town of Dover for working with FairPoint to bring broadband Internet to its residents who really need it," said Mike Smith, Vermont state president for FairPoint. "The town's support of this project is a forward-thinking shot in the arm for economic development in the area."

FairPoint's commitment to bring broadband Internet to Vermonters is unparalleled, Smith said. Since 2008, FairPoint has invested nearly $90 million and added more than 1,100 miles of new fiber in Vermont. "And FairPoint's commitment is a major component in fulfilling Governor Shumlin's promise to bring broadband to all Vermonters by 2013. We continue to work closely with the administration to make broadband Internet access a reality for all Vermonters - no matter where they live and work."

"This is another example of FairPoint's efforts to bring broadband Internet to those Vermonters who have lacked high-speed access," Smith said. "Our fiber-based network is the most extensive and wide-ranging in Vermont and we continue to add availability where no one else has."

The latest expansion covers the following East Dover locations: Brickyard Road; Captain Copeland Road; Carroll; Dover Hill Road; Goose City Road; Harris Road; Mandy's Road; North Street; O'Neil Road; Snow Road; Taft Brook Road; Thomas Lane and Yeaw Road.

FairPoint, which completed Vermont's largest broadband expansion project to date, now provides access to nearly 90 percent of its Vermont customers.

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).