FairPoint Named 'Official Communications Provider' at 25th KeyBank Vermont City Marathon

Will provide live race day broadcast lines and police command center communications

May 15, 2013, 11:30 ET from FairPoint Communications, Inc.

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP), a leading provider of advanced communications services in Vermont, will be the official communications provider for the 25th KeyBank Vermont City Marathon on Sunday, May 26 in Burlington.

In addition to providing broadcast lines for WVMT's live race day coverage, the Burlington Police Department also turned to FairPoint to provide the advanced communications services required for safety and security.

Burlington's Vermont City Marathon is the second largest in New England, drawing 8,000 runners and more than 25,000 spectators.

FairPoint has a track record of providing communications services needed for enhanced security situations, such as presidential visits, the New Hampshire primary and other high-profile, one-time events that call for fast, thorough planning and operational expertise.

"We knew we could count on FairPoint to get us the technology and support we need on a day with thousands of athletes literally running through the streets of Burlington," said Peter Delaney, executive director of RunVermont, marathon organizers. "That trust means one less thing to worry about so I can put my complete focus on making it a great and safe day for everyone."

Mike Smith, FairPoint's Vermont state president, who is also running the marathon, said the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon is a great event for Burlington.

"FairPoint is proud to be the official communications provider to the marathon and what it means for avid runners, their friends and families and to Burlington."

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 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 VantagePoint(SM) 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).

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