FairPoint Communications Offers Free Parking in Downtown Portland


Media Contact:

Jeff Nevins

Portland, Maine (November 29, 2012) - FairPoint Communications, Inc. today announced they will provide free parking for cars and motorcycles at a variety of locations in downtown Portland Friday, November 30.

Free parking is located near local shops and restaurants in and around the downtown and Old Port district.

"FairPoint is deeply rooted in the Portland community, with local operations and more than 700 of our employees who work in the area," said Jeff Allen, executive vice president, business sales for FairPoint. "By making it easier for people to shop and dine at their favorite local places, we hope to support Portland citizens and the small businesses they patronize. When small businesses succeed, we all succeed."

Locations of the approximately 400 free parking spots will be marked by FairPoint branded bags covering parking meters. Locations include:

  • Exchange Street
  • Market Street
  • Congress Street
  • Fore Street
  • Free Street
  • Middle Street
  • Center Street
  • Union Street
  • Pearl Street

[Please note: the two-hour parking limit still applies and cars that exceed the limit will be ticketed.]

For more information, visit www.fairpoint.com or www.ci.portland.me.us/.

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).