FairPoint Communications Expands Broadband to more than 2,700 New Hampshire Homes and Businesses

High-speed Internet now available to residents in 30 NH communities


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Jeffrey Nevins

Manchester, NH (October 10, 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 more than 2,740 homes and businesses throughout the state.

FairPoint high-speed Internet is available for the first time to eligible customers living in Albany, Auburn, Bartlett, Bath, Canterbury, Columbia, Concord, Danville, Dorchester, Dummer, Eaton, Groton, Hampstead, Jackson, Jaffrey, Jefferson, Landaff, Madison, Milan, Moultonborough, New Ipswich, Raymond, Rumney, Sandown, Sandwich, Stark, Tuftonboro, Unity, Wentworth and Winchester.

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 is fundamental to the state's future economic growth and opens doors to the world for the residents and businesses," 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:

White Mountains/Lakes Region - Albany, Bartlett, Eaton, Jackson, Madison, Sandwich, Tuftonboro and Moultonborough - 1,040 homes and businesses

  • Albany: Acorn Path, Bald Hill, Bear, Drake Hill, Easy, Golden Oaks, Moulton, NH Route 16, Octa, Odina, Old Colony, Pine Knoll, Ridge View, Stacey and Town Hall.
  • Bartlett: Birch Ledge, Boulder Ledge, Ellis Ridge, Ellis Woods, Forest Ledge, Glen Ledge, Granite Ledge, Iron Ledge, Laurel Ledge, Ledge, Ledge East, Little Ledge, Middle Ledge, Partridge Woods and Victoria Ledge.
  • Eaton: Bean, Birch Hill, Brownfield, Bush, Crown Hill, Crystal Lake, Eaton, Glines Hill, Greeley, Gulf, Hatch Hill, McCormick, Pollard, Pound, Ridge, Stewart, Thompson Hill, Thurston Pond, Woodland Acres and Young's.
  • Jackson: Adams, Beech Hill, Dana Place, Eagle Mountain, Ellis River, Hutmen's Heights, NH Route 16, Ridge, Whipple and Wildcat Townhouse.
  • Madison/Silver Lake: Alexander, Appenval, Blinden, Boulder, Caroline, Conway, Doe, East Madison, East Shore, Eidelweiss, Grison, Huttwil, Jungfran, Interlaken, Kingswood, Little Loop, Little Shore, Middle Shore, Moore's Pond, Oak Ridge, Plains, Saint Moritz, Silver Pine, Stag, Walnut, White Tail, Winnigon and Woodland.
  • Sandwich: Beede Flats, Cranberry Point, Fellow's Hill, Ferncroft, Foss Flats, Henderson, Jackman Pond, Maple Ridge, Mile's Pond, North Sandwich, Perkins, Squirrel Bridge, Tamworth, Upper, Whiteface and Wing.
  • Tuftonboro: Birch, Butternut, Dame, Ledge Hill, Melody Park, Middle, Noble, Oak Leaf, Old Town, Old woods, Schoolhouse, Union Wharf and Winner's Circle Farm.
  • Moultonborough: Acorn, Ames, Bishop Shore, Buttonwood, Fox Hollow, Fuller, Gilman Point, Hemlock Harbor, Marvin, Moose, Sodom, Red Hill and Whittier.

Danville, Hampstead, Sandown and Raymond - 285 homes and businesses

  • Danville: Axel, Back, Buck, Coburn Hill, Fawn, Happy Hollow, Hub, Main, McIntosh, Rim Sandown, Spindle, Spoke, Trailside, Twin Bridges, Whell, Winesap and Wymans.
  • Hampstead: Atwood, Central, Colonial, Cottage, Croy, Emerson, Evergreen, Hood, Howard, Lighthouse, Linden, Odd Fellows, Pillsbury, NH Route 111, Sandown, Starwood, Tabor, Tanglewood, Victoria and Webber.
  • Sandown: Aruda, Hampstead, Pillsbury and Summer.
  • Raymond: Island, Langord, Manor View, Onway Lake and Sundeen.

Auburn - 185 homes and businesses

  • Auburn: Auburndale, Berry patch, Birch, Buttonwood, Cambridge, Cedar Crest, Chester, Colman, Colonial, Cricket, Dearborn, Dollard, Eaton Hill, Grove, Harvard, Hills, Hookset, James, Jennifer, Maple Farm, Margie, McEvoy, Meadow, Morgen, Old Candia, Old Towne, Pleasant, Raymond, Rockingham, Sagharbor, Spruce, Star and Stoney Brook.

Milan, Stark and Dummer - 180 homes and businesses

  • Milan: Brannen, Chandler Ledges, Chesley, Goudreau, Hagar, Lang, Nay Point, Overlook, Peabody, Pine, Railroad, Ridge, Spring, Spruceville, West Milan and West Village.
  • Stark: Bell Hill, Coy, Dewey Hill, Fogg, Montgomery, Mullins, Muzzy Hill, Paris, Plain, Stark and Sullivan.
  • Dummer: Forbush, Holt, Kelly Brook, Old Rt. 10, Paris and Plain.

Wentworth, Rumney, Dorchester and Groton - 170 homes and businesses

  • Wentworth: Cheever, Evans, Lookaway, Mount Moosilauke, North Dorchester, Thayer and Mountain.
  • Rumney: Bailey Hill, Dorchester, Fletcher, Marie, Old Route 25, Prospect Hill, Rumney, NH Route 25, River and Utility.
  • Dorchester: Bickford Woods, Hearse House, LeBrun, NH Route 118, Streeter Woods and Vistaview.
  • Groton: Ashley, North Groton and River.

Unity - 165 homes and businesses

  • Unity: Black North, Carroll Brook, Center, Cold Pond, Costa, Dunham, Forest Acres, Hedgehog Hill, Johnson's, Mica Mine, Neal Mine, Old Chandler's Mill, Peck, Potato Hill, Quaker City, Sawyer Brook, 2nd NH, Stage, Stone and Viewmont.

Columbia - 135 homes and businesses

  • Columbia: Bungy, Carlton Hill, Coos, Fish Pond, Gray, Hutchinson, Keach, Marshall Hill, Mills, Oaks, Perry, Shore and Stoddard.

Concord and Canterbury - 130 homes and businesses

  • Concord: Cider Mill, Ferrin, Hutchin's, Knight, Lake, Lake View, Parish and State.
  • Canterbury: Baptist Hill, Blue Boar, Canterbury Shore, Friar Tuck, Misery, Nottingham, Old Gilmanton, Robine Shore, Shaker and Sherwood Forest.

Jefferson - 125 homes and businesses

  • Jefferson: Campground, Chambers, Crow, DuPont, Enman, Israel's River, John Walker, Kennett, Meadows, Old Cherry Mountain, Owl's Head and Sunset Paradise.

Landaff - 120 homes and businesses

  • Landaff: Allbee, Barrett Hill, Cemetery, Center Hill, Gale Chandler, Jim Noyes Hill, Merrill Mountain, Mill Brook, Moses Clark and Pearl Lake.

New Ipswich and Jaffrey - 70 homes and businesses

  • New Ipswich: Academy, King, Lower School, Maine, Manley, Old Country, Old Tenney, Tricnit, Turnpike and Willard.
  • Jaffrey: Dublin, Gilson, McCoy, Point, Slade and Thorndike Pond.

Winchester - 70 homes and businesses

  • Winchester: Forest, Forest Lake, Headlands, Hemlock, Lake Shore, Rabbit Hollow, South, Stone Mountain and Upper Headlands.

Bath - 65 homes and businesses

  • Bath: Ammonoosuc, Cross, Dion, Dodge, Pettyboro and Wheeler.

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 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).