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 read more

Donegal teacher’s 145km walk home inspired by late uncle

first_imgDonegal teacher Elaine McConnell has been inspired by her late uncle to take on a mighty adventure this week with her beloved pooch Lucy.Elaine will be pushing herself to the limit as she takes part in a solo 145km three-day ‘Home to Home’ fundraising walk from Belfast to St Johnston in Donegal.The challenge, which begins this Friday, aims to raise awareness and much-needed funds for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and the Alzheimer’s Society in Northern Ireland. Elaine works as a behaviour support teacher in Longstone Special School in Dundonald, Belfast. She will be leaving her home in East Belfast at 7.00am on Friday, 5th July and plans to arrive in her family home for a special barbecue with family and friends in St Johnston, Co Donegal on Sunday evening, 7th July. Her canine companion Lucy will be keeping her company during the cross-border trip.Elaine McConnell and her dog LucyDementia is very close to Elaine’s heart and she was inspired to organise this solo adventure by her uncle, Bill McVitty, who lived with dementia for 10 years. Bill was always trying to ‘go home’ which is where the idea of ‘Home to Home’ came from. Bill sadly passed away in May after being cared for at home by his wife, Doreen, for many years.Elaine now wants to complete the challenging walk in Bill’s memory. Elaine will be joined by friends and family members at various points along the way and she is encouraging others to follow her progress on social media or make a donation online (click here to donate) All the money raised will be split evenly between The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and the Alzheimer’s Society in Northern Ireland.Elaine said: “Dementia is a cause close to the heart of my family and many others. I have witnessed how devastating and heart-breaking this condition can be on a family. My uncle Bill had dementia and we were all impacted by his journey with the condition so I am going to do this for him, his family and everyone else out there who is affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.“I am really looking forward to raising awareness and funds for these great charities north and south of the border to show people who are caring for people with dementia in particular that there is support out there and to raise the importance of people talking and seeking help and advice. I also want to highlight the issue of caring for the carer who do so much work and are heroes in our own communities.”Elaine McConnell and her dog LucyElaine added: “The generosity and support that I have received so far from family, friends, colleagues and members of the public has been fantastic. Little things like people offering their support, leaving messages, people making donations both large and small and even the offering of services and company during the walk has been absolutely phenomenal. I have been taken aback by the reaction to this walk and the public’s support.”The teacher has been taken aback by the support that she has received so far – with one hotel, the O’Neill Arms Country House Hotel in Toomebridge in Antrim, offering a free stay for her first night on the road. Graham/Farrans Construction Joint Venture has gone out of their way to allow Elaine access to the site of their almost completed 7.3km of new A6 dual carriageway that will allow Elaine to walk safely, traffic free from Randalstown to the Toomebridge bypass and Charles Hurst, Belfast have generously donated a minibus for three days to act as a support vehicle that can transport any volunteer walkers back to their cars if they have joined Elaine for a stretch.The Alzheimer Society of Ireland provides numerous services to help the 2,000 people with dementia and their families in Donegal including Day Care, Social Clubs, Alzheimer Cafes and Home Care and also has an active Donegal Branch Office. Full details on www.alzheimer.ieMembers of the public can make online donation to Elaine HERE.Donegal teacher’s 145km walk home inspired by late uncle was last modified: July 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Alzheimer’s Societyelaine mcconnellhome to homeThe Alzheimer Society of Irelandlast_img read more