FairPoint adds service in Fairfax, Weathersfield, Brandon and Killington

first_img### Consolidated Communications,FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband to hundreds more homes and businesses in Fairfax, Weathersfield, Brandon, Killington and Mendon.These new broadband rollouts are part of FairPoint’s pledge to bring total broadband coverage to half of its exchanges this year and are part of the company’s new fiber-based, high-capacity network called VantagePoint(sm).‘VantagePoint is enabling us to expand broadband service into areas with no high-speed Internet access and provide enhanced services across the state,’ said Michael K. Smith, FairPoint state president for Vermont. ‘Broadband availability opens the doors to the world for the residents and businesses in Vermont and is fundamental to the state’s future economic growth.’FairPoint’s VantagePoint network, a fiber core, IP-based network, providesresidential speed options as fast as 15Mbps.  Broadband service on the VantagePoint network means customers can smoothly stream live video, play online games and upload photos and large files with ease.  Always-on broadband access provides almost instant connections to information, news and entertainment.In Fairfax, FairPoint’s high-speed Internet service will reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Alexzis, Allen Irish, Anderson, Barnett, Brewster, Fisher, Goose Pond, Lyons, Main, Maple, Maple Hill, Marsh Hill, Maxfield, Mountain, River, Rounds, Rowland, Spafford, U.S. Route 104, Wilson and Wimble.In Weathersfield, high-speed Internet service was recently expanded to reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Ascutney, Comstock, Dake Hill, Gird Lot, Goulden Ridge, Lavigne, Morningside, Mountain View, Route 131, Tenney Hill, Thrasher and Victory.In Brandon, high-speed Internet service was added to reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Castle Hill, Cobb Hill, Creek, Florence, Hacks Sawmill, High, High Pond and Union.In Killington and Mendon, high-speed Internet service was recently expanded to reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Alpine, Brad Mead, Dean Hill, Fox Hollow, Merry Maple, Northeast, Northside, Old Coach, Overbrook, Robbins, Round Robin, Route 4, Windrift Ridge and Winterberry.Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $50 million in the communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to Vermont, including building almost 1,000 miles of new fiber across the state.Internet packages start at $35.99 per month.  For additional information about FairPoint high-speed Internet prices and bundled plans, residential consumers can call 1.866.984.2001 or visit www.FairPoint.com(link is external).About FairPointFairPoint Communications, Inc., (NASDAQ: FRP) (www.FairPoint.com(link is external)) is a leading communications provider of high-speed Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other broadband services to customers in communities across 18 states.    Through its fast, reliable data network, FairPoint delivers data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. VantagePoint(sm), FairPoint’s resilient IP-based network in northern New England, provides business customers a fast, flexible, affordable Ethernet connection.  The VantagePoint(sm) network supports applications like video conferencing and e-learning. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at www.FairPoint.com(link is external). You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/myfairpoint(link is external)) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint(link is external)).SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (April 7, 2011)’FairPoint Communications last_img

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