FairPoint Expands Broadband Throughout Vermont

FairPoint Communications  has completed broadband expansion projects in 38 towns in Vermont. As a result, faster broadband speeds are available to approximately 39,250 locations in these communities – including some addresses for the first time.

“Broadband is an essential tool in our daily lives,” said Beth Fastiggi, FairPoint’s Vermont state president. “We know Vermonters want fast, reliable broadband service to help families connect, students learn, and businesses compete. FairPoint’s upgrades can make a big impact, especially for those who live and work in rural Vermont. It is rewarding to know that these direct investments made by FairPoint and implemented by our dedicated employees will offer more advanced broadband access to our customers and play an important role in improving the quality of life in these communities.”

As a result of this upgrade project, more residents and businesses can quickly e-mail photos, download music, stream video and surf the Internet in the following communities:

Arlington Halifax Sheldon
Barre Hardwick South Burlington
Berlin Londonderry Stowe
Bethel Marlboro Troy
Brandon Newark Underhill
Brattleboro North Hero Vernon
Brookfield Pittsford Washington
Burlington Poultney Waterbury
Colchester Randolph West Windsor
Derby Line Reading Westford
Dorset Ripton Williston
Essex Junction Rochester Windsor
Guilford Shelburne

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $900 million in its communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building thousands of miles of new fiber optic network across the region.

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