FairPoint Celebrates New Year by Giving Back Favorite nonprofit could receive $2013 from Facebook votes

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP), a leading telecommunications provider, is celebrating the new year with a donation to a community nonprofit that receives the most votes on FairPoint's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MyFairPoint.

Any 501(c)3 organization located in communities across the 18 states that FairPoint serves is eligible to receive votes.  The voting begins December 17 and ends on January 13, 2013. The winner of the $2013 will be announced the week of January 14, 2013.

"Community nonprofits make the places where we work and live much stronger and vibrant," said Barbara Dondiego, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for FairPoint. "In celebration of our customers and our communities during this holiday season, FairPoint is honored to recognize the good deeds of these important community organizations."

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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