Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 9, 2012 — FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP), a leading communications provider of high-speed Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other broadband services, now offers greater speeds – up to 50 Mbps in Kinderhook, N.Y.; Orwell, Ohio; Columbus Grove, Ohio; Bentleyville, Pa. and Kearney, Mo. – and significantly increased speeds in many other markets in its 18-state territory.

These improved speeds are a result of FairPoint’s significant upgrades to its network; in all, rural communities in 14 states served by FairPoint’s Telecom Group, now get boosted speeds.

With more than 260,000 access line equivalents, FairPoint’s Telecom Group has approximately 90 percent broadband availability coverage in its service areas.

“FairPoint is connecting more customers to the people, information and opportunities they care about, now even faster – plain and simple,” said Lisa Hood, senior vice president of the Telecom Group.

Speed increases are available to FairPoint’s Telecom Group customers in and around the following communities:

Colorado: Mosca, Simla
Florida: Florala, Perry, Port St. Joe
Idaho: St. Anthony
Illinois: Cornell, El Paso
Kansas Tribune
Maine: China, Fort Kent, Fryeburg, Sidney, Standish, Winthrop
Missouri: Kearney, Peculiar
New York: Chatham, Kinderhook, Westfield,
Ohio: Columbus Grove, Germantown, Orwell
Oklahoma: Chouteau
Pennsylvania: Bentleyville, Marianna
Virginia: Gretna
Vermont: Alburgh, Cabot, Groton, Isle La Motte, Marshfield, Montgomery, Peacham, West Newbury
Washington: Ellensburg, Yelm

Speeds of up to 15 Mbps, depending on location, are available across these Telecom Group markets while some customers can choose high-speed Internet with up to 50 Mbps in Kinderhook, N.Y.; Orwell, Ohio; Columbus Grove, Ohio; Bentleyville, Pa. and Kearney, Mo.

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