FairPoint Communications Expands Broadband to more than 4,900 New Hampshire Homes and Businesses

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High-speed Internet now available to residents in 33 NH communities

Manchester, NH (November 15, 2012) – FairPoint Communications is continuing to deliver broadband service throughout New Hampshire with a service expansion to 4,905 homes and businesses in 33 New Hampshire communities.

FairPoint high-speed Internet is available for the first time to eligible customers living in Alexandria, Barrington, Bartlett, Canterbury, Concord, Conway, Cornish, Croydon, Dorchester, Dover, Durham, Effingham, Epping, Epsom, Franklin, Gilmanton, Goffstown, Grantham, Jackson, Lee, Litchfield, Manchester, Meredith, New Hampton, Nottingham, Orange, Ossipee, Pembroke, Richmond, Sanbornton, Strafford, Tuftonboro and Wolfeboro.

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested $189 million in its communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building thousands of miles of new fiber across the region. FairPoint's new fiber-based, high capacity network offers customers a better, faster way to communicate.

"FairPoint is committed to expanding broadband access to homes and businesses throughout New Hampshire," said Pat McHugh, FairPoint's New Hampshire state president. "This expansion will provide access so that more Granite State residents can effortlessly do work, surf the internet, download music and email photos on FairPoint's network."

This expansion is part of FairPoint's plan to increase broadband access to 95 percent of its service areas in New Hampshire. High-speed connection areas include portions of the following streets/roads:

Strafford, Barrington, Lee, Dover, Epping, Durham and Nottingham - 1,180 homes and businesses

Strafford: Back Canaan, Barbara, Barberry, Beech, Bow Lake Estates, Bow View, Brown's Pasture, Canaan, Drake Hill, Joalco, Kooaukee, Lake Shore, Lakeview, Northwood, Old Ridge, Parker Mountain, Piper, Pointe Trinity, Province, Roller Coaster, Scribner, Strafford, Sunny Oaks, Water, Webber and Whig Hill.

Barrington: Autumn, Barrington Oaks, Bluebird, Canaan Back, Cardinal, Colcord, Cortland, Cove, Franklin Pierce, Green Hill, Goldfinch, Hall, Highland Ridge, Mill's Falls, NH Route 202, Nottingham, Nuthatch, Old Settler's, Pheasant, Sparrow and Tolend.

Lee: Belle, Campground, Duff Thompson, Earle, Governors', Hobbs, Murray, North River, Riverside Farm, Sawyer, Thurston, Tuttle and Wadleigh Falls.

Epping: Boody Farm, Camp Lee, Morril and Ryan.

Durham: Britton, Edendale, Roy's Ann and Worthen.

Dover: Boston Harbor, Dover Point, Healhy, Leighton and Wentworth.

Nottingham: Barderry, Cove, Dolloff Farm, Highland, Kennard, Lamprey, Mitchell, Mountain, Nottingham, Old Turnpike, Raymond, Seaman's Point, Shore, Smoke, Stonepost, Sutton and White's Grove.

Meredith, Gilmanton, Franklin, Sanbornton and New Hampton - 730 homes and businesses

Meredith: Beech Hill, Casey, Chapman Point, Clover Ridge, Corliss Hill, Forest Hill, Hatch Corner, Indian, Meredith Center, Pease, Skyview, Village, Winona and Winona Shores.

New Hampton: Anchorage, Beech Hill, Blake Hill, Coolidge Woods, Cross, Evergreen, Forest Pond, Hatch Corner, Lakeview, Mountain Vista, Old Bristol, Seminole, Straits, Waukewan and Winona.

Gilmanton: Bark, Bean, Beaver, Burke, Gardner Cove, Gilman, Joe Jones, Loon Pond, Meeting House, Nighthawk Hollow, Province and Stone.

Franklin: Fair, Holy Cross, Industrial Park, Main, Old South Main, Pasture, Punch Brook, Salisbury, Smith Hill, Sterling and Upland.

Sanbornton: Ashram, Bennett's Ferry, Brook, Gile Pond, Knox Mountain, New Hampton, Osgood, Pine Stump, Pound, Prescott, Shaw Hill, Wadleigh and Weeks.  Effingham, Ossipee, Wolfeboro and Tuftonboro - 720 homes and businesses

Effingham: Champion Hill, Colcord Hill, Drake, Effingham Farm, Elm, Granite, Gray Fox, Green Mountain, Hobbs, Libby, Molly Philbrick, Moody, Mountain View, Nutter, Old Pound, Pine River, Plantation, Province Lake, Pine River, Rumney Hill, Snow, Stevens, Swamp, Town House, Trout, Wilkinson and Woodland.

Ossipee: Bayle Mountain, Chapel, Chickville, Conner Pond, Knox Mountain, Lower Beachem Hill, Moody Pond, Mountain, Ossippee Mountain, Pine Hill, Pork Hill, Sawyer, Upper Beachem Hill and Water Village.

Tuftonboro: Alberg, Aspen, Brown, Canaan, Durgin, Ethan Allen, Hidden Valley, Lady Slipper, Mountain and Valley.

Wolfeboro: Beach Pond, Bishop's Gate and Heritage.

Alexandria, Orange and Dorchester - 640 homes and businesses

Alexandria: Alexandria, Belser, Berry, Berry Farms, Blueberry, Bog, Borough, Braley Hill, Cass Mill, Cole Hill, Corliss, Fairview, Flanders, Fletcher Farm, Foster Pond, Fowler River, Fox River, Gordon Hill, Gove, Grafton, Hutchins Hill, Karl Gordon, Knowles Hill, Lakeview, Lynch, Mathews, McMurphy, Morrison, Mount Cardigan, Murray Hill, Pattee Hill, Patten, Perkins Hill, Ragged Mountain, Shem Valley, Smith River, Stone House, Stoney, Thissell, Town Pound, Verrill, Washburn, Welton Falls and Walker.

Dorchester: Cross, Jackson, NH Route 118, North Dorchester, Province, River, Smith and Town House.

Orange: Cardigan Mountain, Cross, New Colony, Peaslee, Tug Mountain and Tuttle Hill.

Conway, Jackson and Bartlett - 460 homes and businesses

Conway: Applecraft, Beechwood, Benlor, Blake Hill, Breezy Point, Bryant, Cardinal, Cranmore Woods, Eagle Ledge, East Conway, Eastern, Eastern Slope, Fox Hill, Goldfinch, Haynesville, Horseshoe, Limac, Loon Mountain, Main, Maple Manor, Marilyn, Mount Lyman, Mountain View, Partridge, Saco, Service, Stark, Whitelaw, Wildwood and Woodland Grove.

Jackson: Carter Notch, Chesley Farm, Moody Farm, Partridge, Sugar Hill, Tucker, Turner and Wilson.

Bartlett: Attitash Woods, Bartlett Place, Highland, Meadows, Pine Glen, Saco Ridge, Spring Hill, US Route 302 and West Side.

Grantham, Cornish and Croydon - 310 homes and businesses

Grantham: Burpee Hill, Dunbar Hill, Hasting's Hill, Meadow Brook, Miller Pond, New Aldrich, Olde Farms, NH Route 10, Top O' World and Walker.

Cornish: Beechwood, Clark Camp, East, Perkins and Tifft.

Croydon: Cash, destiny, Loon Lake Campground, Morningside, Old Springfield, Reed Farm and Reed's Mill.

Manchester and Goffstown - 230 homes and businesses

Goffstown: Amoskeag, Catamount, Country, Dunbarton, Goffstown, Goffstown Back, Keith, Landmark, Langan, Legacy, Lindsey, Mathew, Miles, Monarch, Mo-Sett, Partridge, Rachael, River Ledge, Roger and Straw.

Manchester: Broadhead, Brown, Hazelton, Highlander, Olmstead and Pamela.

Richmond - 220 homes and businesses

Richmond: Activity, Bowl, Fatima, Fay Martin, Fish Hatchery, Fitzwilliam, Lang, Mill, Monument, Morgan, Old Homestead, Sandy Pond, Taylor Hill and Tully Brook.

Concord, Canterbury, Epsom and Pembroke - 215 homes and businesses

Concord: Alice, Cheryl, Cremin, Dawn, Fisherville, Leanne and Marilyn.

Canterbury: Battis Crossing, Intervale, Oak Hill and West.

Epsom: Albert Nye, Center Hill, Echo Valley Farm, Griffin and Mountain.

Pembroke: Buck, Church, Dudley Hill, East Meadow, Fifth Range, Fourth Range and Ryan.

Litchfield - 200 homes and businesses         

Litchfield: Augusta, Dixon, Halsey, Lock Mill and Pinecrest.

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 or visit www.FairPoint.com.

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 18 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 VantagePointSM 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).