FairPoint Communications Expands Broadband to 14 New Hampshire Towns

FairPoint Expands Broadband Service to 1,845 homes and businesses throughout the Granite State


Media Contact:

Jeff Nevins

Manchester, NH (August 22, 2012) - More New Hampshire residents can quickly e-mail photos, download music and surf the Internet now that FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband service to approximately 1,845 homes and businesses throughout Brentwood, Campton, Dublin, Gilmanton, Hooksett, Loudon, Milton, Moultonborough, Northwood, Pittsburg, Plymouth, Sandwich, Sugar Hill and Wakefield.

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested $182 million in its communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building thousands of miles of new fiber across the region. FairPoint's new fiber-based, high capacity network offers customers a better, faster way to communicate.

"Broadband access opens doors to the world for the residents and businesses in New Hampshire and is fundamental to the state's future economic growth," said Pat McHugh, FairPoint's New Hampshire state president. "Our employees are working every day to build more broadband across the state. We are pleased to announce we have expanded the availability of high-speed Internet to these additional homes and businesses."

This expansion is part of FairPoint's plan to increase broadband access to 95 percent of its service areas in New Hampshire.

High-speed connection areas include portions of the following streets/roads in 14 New Hampshire communities:

Brentwood - 40 homes and businesses on portions of the following streets/roads: Deer Hill, Gallant, Homestead, Long Meadow, Middle, Pine, Rhodes and Sherry.

Campton - 80 homes and businesses on portions of the following streets/roads: Beech Hill, Bog, Brayman, Cider Mill, Dan Web, Ellsworth Hill, Grand View, King, Lindsley, Lower Beech Hill, Meadow, Miclon, Mountain Brook, Mountain View, Plaisted, Ryder, Sandy, Spring Hill, Susie Driscoll, Sugarbush, Town Pound, Tripplewood, Turnpike, US Route 3, Whitehouse and Windmill.

Gilmanton and Loudon - 195 homes and businesses on portions of the following streets/roads in Gilmanton: Bingham, Bunker, French, NH Route 129, Pancake Hill, Potter, Province, Rollin's Road, Stage and Upper City; and Loudon: Blake, Loudon Ridge, NH Route 129, Pittsfield, Pleasant, Ring, Sanborn, Young's Hill.

Hooksett - 80 homes and businesses on portions of the following streets/roads Brookside West, Cross, Green, Gullane, Meadowcrest, River, Scott, Sunrise and West River.

Milton and Wakefield - 45 homes and businesses on portions of Berry and Jug Hill roads in Milton and portions of the following streets/roads in Wakefield: Chase, Donahue, Ferguson, Heath, Lovell Lake, Oak Hill and Walsh.

Moultonborough, Sandwich and Dublin - 170 homes and businesses on portions of the following streets/roads in Moultonborough: Bean, Brown Point, Cove, Harvard Camp, Kent, Kershaw, North Cove, Old Harvard, Red Hill, Schulz Farm, Stone Pond, Tommy Lot, Unsworth and Wiggin Farm; Sandwich; Merriman Point and Squam Lake; and Dublin: East Shore, Kershaw, Old Marlborough and Shore.

Northwood - 95 homes and businesses on portions of the following streets/roads: Bates, Bell Cove, Blaisdell, Caldwell, Catamount, Clough, Collins, Faucher, Jenness Pond, Klaubert, Long Pond, Old Barnstead, Sunset and White.

Pittsburg - 530 homes and businesses on portions of the following streets/roads: Ambrose, Antler, Arthur Scott, Back Lake, Beach, Beaver Brook, Britt, Cardinal, Cloutier's, Covill, Cross Brook, Danforth, David, Day, Deschene, Dickson, Fern, Fieldstone, First Lake, Forest, Gadwah, GP, Glenwood, Greenwood Heights, Henry, Hill, Hillside, Hope, Howland, Kathy's, Kingfield, Lonnie Demmons, Maine Maple Mountain, Mercier, Mitchell, Morgan, Mountain View, Old Country, Philbrook, River, Roger's Pond, Sand Shed, Shatney, Spring, Steven's, Sunset, Water's Edge and Woodcock.

Plymouth - 225 homes and businesses on the following streets/roads: Bell, Davis, Dodge, Eagle's Nest, Edward's, Ledgeview, Mayhew, Melvin, Mill Brook, Morse, NH Route 25, Rocky's Point, Sam Hall, Sanborn, Stinson, Tenney Brook, Tenney Mountain and Tall Pines.

Sugar Hill - 190 homes and businesses on portions of the following streets/roads: Center District, Crane Hill, Dyke, Easton, Grandview, Hadley, Jesseman, Locke, Lover's, Nason, Northey Hill, Pearl Lake, Post, NH Route 117, South, Toad Hill and Trumpet Round.

To find out if you are eligible for FairPoint's high-speed Internet and to obtain information about prices and bundled plans, residential consumers can call 1-866-984-2001 or visit www.FairPoint.com.

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).