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FairPoint Upgrades Broadband Service in 14,000 locations throughout New Hampshire

Upgrades allow for improved internet access and speeds in 13 New Hampshire towns, including more than 150 locations in Milan

MANCHESTER, NH(May 4, 2017) FairPoint Communications1 announced today the completion of broadband expansion projects in 13 New Hampshire towns that extend and enhance FairPoint’s approximately 18,000 mile fiber optic network, which is the largest, fully-owned and managed fiber-based network in northern New England. As a result of these completed projects, improved broadband speeds are available to more than 14,000 locations throughout New Hampshire. In Milan, more than 150 locations have been impacted – providing broadband service to some locations for first time. “Broadband access enhances the way we live, learn, and work providing New Hampshire residents the opportunity to engage and transact far beyond the borders of the Granite state,” said Pat McHugh, New Hampshire state president for FairPoint.“Families rely on broadband access and businesses need it to compete, so our team knows how important it is to complete these projects.”

To help support expansion and operation of broadband services in high-cost areas, in 2015 FairPoint accepted Phase II of the Federal Communication Commission’s Connect America Fund (CAF). The projects in the following 13 towns are funded either through CAF Phase II, the Company’s own significant direct investments or a combination of both:


AUBURN

CANDIA

GILFORD

LACONIA

LEBANON

LINCOLN

MANCHESTER

MILAN

MILTON

PELHAM

RAYMOND

STRAFFORD

WOODSTOCK


In Milan, portions of Cedar Pond Drive, Hillside Avenue, Milan Hill Road, Muzzy Hill Road, Spruce Street and Spur Road have been upgraded.

These locations will now qualify for download speeds of up to 15 Mbps2, based on the distance from the customer location to FairPoint’s servicing equipment, which is more than sufficient speed2to smoothly stream high-definition video, browse the web or participate in online gaming.

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $900 million in its communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building thousands of miles of new fiber optic network across the region.FairPoint’s fiber-based, high capacity network offers customers a better, faster way to communicate.

To find out more details, including internet service speed eligibility, information about prices and bundled plans, or to schedule a professional installation of services, residential consumers can call 1-866.984.2001 and business customers 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-based Ethernet network – with more than 22,000 route miles of fiber, including approximately 18,000 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.

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1 Services are provided through operating subsidiaries of FairPoint Communications, Inc.

2 Maximum Internet speeds referenced are only available in select areas. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability. Actual customer speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Actual speeds vary based on a number of factors including site traffic and congestion, components within your computer such as processor speeds, memory and hardware and software configuration, content provider server capacity, internal network management factors and customer device capabilities.

FairPoint Communications Inc. published this content on 05 May 2017 and is solely responsible for the information contained herein.
Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 16 May 2017 22:02:14 UTC.

References

  1. ^ email protected (www.4-traders.com)
  2. ^ more than sufficient speed (www.fcc.gov)

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