FairPoint's Chief Information Officer to Present at CTO Summit 2012

Rose Hauser to lead 'think tank' on managing IT vendor performance


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Sabina Haskell

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 12, 2012) - Rose Hauser, executive vice president and chief information officer of FairPoint Communications Inc., is among the select telecom industry leaders to speak at the CTO Telecom Summit, Sept. 16-18, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The CTO Telecom Summit is an opportunity for chief technology officers and information executives to discuss how the mobile transformation is currently affecting the telecom industry, and how executives can position their companies to take advantage of current changes and trends.

CTO Telecom Summit speakers are senior-level decision-makers at Fortune 1000 organizations. Speakers must have executive-level experience within a major institution, with a direct focus on telecom.

Hauser will lead one of the Summit "think tanks," small interactive sessions to ensure lively debates and critical discussions. Hauser will focus on navigating transitions in the IT world and best-management practices for working with vendors.

"Today's CIO manages a complex service delivery environment with a wide range of technologies, global locations, multiple vendors, on-site and off-site staff," Hauser said. "Business partner expectations of services and service levels change over time. But it is possible to navigate the change and end up in a better place."

Hauser will share tips and tools to successfully navigate the smooth transition of technologies and vendors and will invite participants to discuss and share best practices to deliver cost efficiencies and value to business partners.

At FairPoint, Hauser is responsible for defining and executing information technology initiatives across the company to meet the needs of the business including operations, software development and delivery and strategy for the information technology and internal business solutions departments.

She is an information technology and telecommunications professional with more than 20 years of experience; and previously served as SVP and CIO for Hawaiian Telcom. Ms. Hauser has also held executive positions at Freddie Mac, MCI, XO Communications and Bell Atlantic. She began her career at Wang Laboratories, Inc.

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 high-capacity data services to customers in communities across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable fiber network, FairPoint delivers high-quality 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 fiber network provides carrier Ethernet connections to support the surging bandwidth and performance requirements for cloud-based applications like network storage, disaster recovery, distance learning, medical imaging, video conferencing and CAD/CAM along with traditional voice, VoIP, video and Internet access solutions. 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).

About the CTO Telecom Summit
The CTO Telecom Summit brings together CTOs, CIOs, network specialists and wireless industry leaders from the nation's largest and most innovative service providers to discuss critical IT topics and trends currently affecting the industry. The 2012 agenda has been revamped to include focus groups, think tanks and analyst Q&A sessions, all of which encourage more meaningful conversations between the delegates, analysts and solution providers in attendance. For more information about CTO Telecom Summit, visit www.ctotelecomsummit.com.