FairPoint Communications Continues to Bring More Broadband to Maine

FairPoint expanded broadband service to more than 10,400 homes and businesses in past year

Jan 28, 2014, 13:26 ET from FairPoint Communications, Inc.

PORTLAND, Maine, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past year FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband service to more than 10,400 homes and businesses in communities all across the state. From Limestone to York; from Rumford to Robbinston – and many places in-between, FairPoint high-speed Internet is now available for the first time to eligible customers living in the communities listed below. 

"Broadband access opens doors to the world for the residents and businesses in Maine and is fundamental to the state's future economic growth," said Mike Reed, FairPoint's Maine state president. "Our employees are working every day to build more broadband across the state. We are pleased to be able to bring high-speed Internet to the residents of more than 55 additional communities over the past year." 

Since January 2013, FairPoint has added High-speed connections in the following communities (the number of homes and businesses in each community is in parenthesis):

  • Anson (117)
  • Auburn/Sabattus (600)
  • Brewer (104)
  • Bridgewater (237)
  • Bradley (251)
  • Brownville/Ebeemee Twp. (327)
  • Brunswick (86)
  • Caratunk (67)
  • Castine/Brooksville/Penobscot (678)
  • Clinton (144)
  • Cornish/Parsonsfield/Newfield (482)
  • Dexter/Sangerville (238)
  • Falmouth (260)
  • Freeport (402)
  • Gorham/Standish (540)
  • Glenburn (161)
  • Gray (52)
  • Harpswell (132)
  • Harrison (93)
  • Kennebunk (104)
  • Lagrange (97)
  • Lamoine/Ellsworth (500)
  • Limestone (218)
  • Lisbon Falls (202)
  • Livermore Falls (159)
  • Milbridge (64)
  • Millinocket (103)
  • Northport (253)
  • Perry (106)
  • Portage Lake (290)
  • Reed Plantation (143)
  • Robbinston (191)
  • Rumford/Roxbury (307)
  • Saco (431)
  • Sanford (197)
  • Scarborough (80)
  • Sorrento (82)
  • Southport (123)
  • South Portland (186)
  • Vassalboro (149)
  • Vinalhaven (169)
  • Waite (77)
  • Wells (293)
  • Wiscasset (91)
  • Woolwich (416)
  • Yarmouth (118)
  • York (356)

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $700 million in its communications infrastructure and technology to reach new customers, upgrade its network and expand broadband in northern New England, including building thousands of miles of new fiber across the region, offering customers a better, faster way to communicate.

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 and 1.866.984.3001 for businesses or visit www.FairPoint.com.

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.