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FairPoint Launches Carrier Ethernet Service (CES) Extended Connect at Comptel PLUS Spring 2013 Convention & EXPO

New Boston hub is one-stop access to region's largest Ethernet network

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP), northern New England's leading wholesale telecommunications provider, is announcing the launch of CES Extended Connect, featuring one-stop access from Boston to FairPoint's footprint in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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With the launch of CES Extended Connect at the carrier hotel at One Summer Street in Boston, FairPoint is now bringing its Ethernet network to meet carriers that may have previously lacked interconnection facilities in northern New England.

FairPoint's wholesale customers can deliver Ethernet services to their northern New England customers via FairPoint's diverse network paths. FairPoint's next-generation Ethernet network spans more than 15,000 route miles of fiber, and with Class and Quality of Service capabilities, enables carriers to better manage their traffic demands while seamlessly connecting to their customers.

"FairPoint wholesale has the largest owned and managed fiber network in northern New England, with more than 80 percent of our central offices enabled for Carrier Ethernet Services. This offers our customers the unmatched ability to connect with more than 95 percent of New England businesses," said Tony Tomae, executive vice president and chief revenue officer. "Now, with CES Extended Connect, FairPoint is providing additional flexibility and reliability to the wholesale market demands."

FairPoint's wholesale business team will be on hand at Comptel PLUS Spring 2013 Convention & EXPO to discuss the new access and flexibility that CES Extended Connect provides to the wholesale market. To schedule a time to meet with a wholesale account manager at the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2013 Convention & EXPO, click here: http://www.fairpoint.com/wholesale.

FairPoint's wholesale division creates, engineers and implements innovative technologies that help carriers efficiently reach their customers.  FairPoint offers a strong suite of advanced voice and data solutions in northern New England and 14 other states. 

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 17 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 VantagePoint(SM) 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).

SOURCE FairPoint Communications, Inc.

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