FairPoint Extends Carrier-Class Ethernet Services to New York City New NYC hub offers second one-stop access point to northern New England's largest Ethernet network

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), a leading wholesale telecommunications provider in northern New England, has added an additional carrier Ethernet connection hub in New York City featuring one-stop access to FairPoint's footprint in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

With a location at One Summer Street in Boston and now at 60 Hudson Street in New York City, FairPoint is extending its carrier Ethernet network to meet carriers that may have previously lacked connection facilities to and from northern New England.

FairPoint's wholesale customers can deliver Ethernet services to their northern New England customers via FairPoint's diverse network paths. FairPoint's next-generation Ethernet network spans more than 15,000 route miles of fiber and offers class of service and quality of service capabilities that enable carriers to better manage their traffic demands while connecting to their customers.

"FairPoint has the largest owned and managed fiber network in northern New England, with more than 86 percent of our central offices enabled for carrier Ethernet services," said Tony Tomae, executive vice president and chief revenue officer. "Now, with carrier Ethernet services connections in both Boston and New York City, FairPoint's ubiquitous network offers carriers the ability to seamlessly connect with their northern New England business customers."

FairPoint's wholesale business team will be on hand at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2013 Convention & EXPO to discuss the new access and flexibility that carrier Ethernet connections provide to the wholesale market. To schedule a time to meet with a wholesale account manager at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2013 Convention & EXPO, click here: http://www.fairpoint.com/wholesale.

FairPoint's wholesale division creates, engineers and implements innovative technologies that help carriers efficiently reach their customers.  FairPoint offers a strong suite of advanced voice and data solutions in northern New England and 14 other states. 

About FairPoint Communications, Inc.
FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: 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 17 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 Internet 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), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint) and LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/fairpoint-communications).

SOURCE FairPoint Communications, Inc.



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