FairPoint - Bring on the Broadband!

FairPoint Expands Coverage in Chelsea, Washington

 

Media Contact:

Sabina Haskell
207.658.7351
shaskell@fairpoint.com

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT (August 7, 2012) - FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband to more than 100 homes and businesses in Chelsea and Washington.

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

"Our next-generation network allows us to expand broadband service into areas with no 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 provides residential speed options up to 15Mbps. Broadband service on the next-generation 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.

FairPoint's broadband Internet service will reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Bearhoot, Chelsea-Corinth, Clermont, Coddington, Corinth, Doyle, Hart Hollow, Kennedy, Pepper, Richardson, Sargent, Scales Hill, Taylor, Thorn, Upper Village, Washington Turnpike and White Hill.

In Vermont, FairPoint has invested nearly $100 million in its network and has added 1,100 miles of new fiber, providing high-speed access to nearly 90 percent of its Vermont service areas.

Internet packages start at $19.99 per month when customers sign up for 12 months of service. 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.

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).