FairPoint Communications to Present at the Wells Fargo 2012 TMT Conference in New York City


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Sabina Haskell

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Lee Newitt

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 11, 2012) - FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP), a leading communications provider, today announced it will present at the Wells Fargo Technology, Media & Telecom Conference at The New York Palace Hotel on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at 9:40 a.m. ET. Representing FairPoint will be Paul Sunu, CEO, and Ajay Sabherwal, CFO. FairPoint will be hosting one-on-one meetings with investors.

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/FairPoint) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint).