FairPoint Boosts Speeds across 14 States Customers in rural markets benefit from network upgrades

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP), a leading communications provider of high-speed Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other broadband services, now offers greater speeds – up to 50 Mbps in Kinderhook, N.Y.; Orwell, Ohio; Columbus Grove, Ohio; Bentleyville, Pa. and Kearney, Mo. – and significantly increased speeds in many other markets in its 18-state territory.

These improved speeds are a result of FairPoint's significant upgrades to its network; in all, rural communities in 14 states served by FairPoint's Telecom Group, now get boosted speeds.  

With more than 260,000 access line equivalents, FairPoint's Telecom Group has approximately 90 percent broadband availability coverage in its service areas.

"FairPoint is connecting more customers to the people, information and opportunities they care about, now even faster – plain and simple," said Lisa Hood, senior vice president of the Telecom Group.

Speed increases are available to FairPoint's Telecom Group customers in and around the following communities:


Mosca, Simla


Florala, Perry, Port St. Joe


St. Anthony


Cornell, El Paso




China, Fort Kent, Fryeburg, Sidney, Standish, Winthrop


Kearney, Peculiar

New York:

Chatham, Kinderhook, Westfield,


Columbus Grove, Germantown, Orwell




Bentleyville, Marianna




Alburgh, Cabot, Groton, Isle La Motte, Marshfield, Montgomery, Peacham, West Newbury


Ellensburg, Yelm

Speeds of up to 15 Mbps, depending on location, are available across these Telecom Group markets while some customers can choose high-speed Internet with up to 50 Mbps in Kinderhook, N.Y.; Orwell, Ohio; Columbus Grove, Ohio; Bentleyville, Pa. and Kearney, Mo.

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).

SOURCE FairPoint Communications, Inc.


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