Member Spotlight: FairPoint Communications

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) 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 network, FairPoint delivers affordable data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers.  

FairPoint delivers VantagePointSM services through its resilient IP-based network in northern New England. This state-of-the-art network provides Ethernet connections and the dedicated bandwidth needed to support multiple users and bandwidth-intensive applications like video conferencing and e-learning.

The network is designed to meet the future demand for high-speed bandwidth in northern New England. Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $172 million in the communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building more than 3,100 miles of new fiber across the region.

Fairpoint strengthens communities by providing our customers with communications technology of the highest possible quality.  It also means making investments in the growth of the communities where the company does business – contributing to events, sponsoring local programs and supporting organizations that enrich our communities. FairPoint and its employees have a long tradition of partnering and volunteering in communities where they live.

FairPoint recognizes the value of technology as a powerful tool for creating real change in the way we communicate, conduct business, educate our children, serve customers and build economies. By employing technology, FairPoint is committed to improving the quality of life of its customers and communities.

The New England Council plays an important role in connecting business leaders with federal policymakers, including members of Congress and leaders of key federal agencies. “At FairPoint our business is all about helping our customers make connections,” said Pat McHugh, FairPoint’s state president of New Hampshire. “And we appreciate the NEC’s role in bringing businesses and policymakers together to discuss the important issues of the day.”

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