SOUTH BURLINGTON -- FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), a leading provider of advanced communications in northern New England, has expanded broadband to 130 homes and businesses in Wilmington.

FairPoint's new fiber-based, high-capacity network offers customers a better, faster way to communicate.

"Our next-generation network allows us to expand broadband service into areas with no high-speed Internet access and provide enhanced services across the state," said Beth Fastiggi, 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 provides residential speed options up to 15Mbps. Broadband service on the next-generation network means customers can smoothly stream live video, play online games and upload photos and large files with ease. Reliable broadband access provides almost instant connections to information, news and entertainment.

FairPoint's broadband Internet service will reach customers along all or portions of the following streets: Atherton Road, Dor Auf Radar Road, Grand Drive, Greenwich Road, Haynes Road, Higley Hill Road, Kidner Lane, Lake Raponda Road, Lawrence Davis Drive, Stonebrook Road, Tessahok Lane and Willis Road.

FairPoint has invested nearly $100 million in its network in the Green Mountain State and has added 1,100 miles of new fiber, providing high-speed access to 92 percent of its Vermont service areas.


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The Wilmington expansion was funded in part by a grant from the Vermont Telecommunications Authority.

For additional information about FairPoint high-speed Internet prices and bundled plans, residential consumers can call 866-984-2001 or visit .FairPoint online.