FairPoint Upgrades Network Infrastructure in Southern New Hampshire to Offer Internet Speeds up to 100 Mbps

New Fiber High-Speed Internet now Available to Residential and Business Customers

Jun 04, 2014, 11:00 ET from FairPoint Communications, Inc.

MANCHESTER, N.H., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications recently upgraded its network infrastructure in eight communities in southern New Hampshire, increasing the speed of Internet service available to more than 58,000 local businesses and residential consumers who currently qualify for fiber service.

These services are delivered over northern New England's largest fiber-core network. FairPoint now offers high-speed Internet download speeds up to 100 Mbps and uploads as fast as 75 Mbps to many locations in Portsmouth, Salem, Atkinson, Plaistow, Epping, Exeter, Hampton and Nashua served by the company's fiber network.  FairPoint is also introducing high-speed Internet offerings with 50 Mbps and 75 Mbps download speeds.

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.

"FairPoint can now offer even faster Internet speeds for residential and business customers in eight communities in southern New Hampshire," said Pat McHugh, New Hampshire state president for FairPoint. "Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than one million dollars a week, on average, to build and support the technology infrastructure that underpins the success of the region, its businesses and families. We're excited that this investment in our network has opened new doors for our customers, by offering a better, faster way to communicate."

To find out if you are eligible for FairPoint's new fiber high-speed Internet and to obtain information about prices and bundled plans, residential consumers can call 1.866.984.2001 and businesses can call 1.866.984.3001.

About FairPoint Communications, Inc.
FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP) provides advanced data, voice and video technologies to single and multi-site businesses, public and private institutions, consumers, wireless companies and wholesale re-sellers in 17 states.  Leveraging an owned, fiber-core Ethernet network — including more than 16,000 route miles of fiber in northern New England — FairPoint has the network coverage, scalable bandwidth and transport capacity to support enhanced applications, including the next generation of mobile and cloud-based communications, such as small cell wireless backhaul technology, voice over IP, data center colocation services, managed services and disaster recovery.  For more information, visit www.FairPoint.com.

SOURCE FairPoint Communications, Inc.