FairPoint expands high-speed internet access

LACONIA — More residents in the Granite State can quickly e-mail photos, download music and surf the Internet now that FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband service to more than 325 additional homes and businesses in Laconia. FairPoint high-speed Internet is available for the first time to the eligible customers living in the areas described below.

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $200 million in its communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building thousands of miles of new fiber across the region. FairPoint's new fiber-based, high capacity network offers customers a better, faster way to communicate.

"Broadband access opens doors to the world for the residents and businesses in New Hampshire and is fundamental to the state's future economic growth," said Pat McHugh, FairPoint's New Hampshire state president. "Our employees are working every day to build more broadband across the state. We are pleased to announce we have expanded the availability of high-speed Internet to more homes and businesses."

This expansion is part of FairPoint's plan to increase broadband access to 95 percent of its service areas in New Hampshire. High-speed connection areas include portions of the following streets/roads in Laconia: Aberry Lane, Admirals Lane, Alpine Circle, Birdie Way, Captains Walk, Cardinal Drive, Carol Court, Carriage Lane, Chipper Lane, Clover Lane, Constellation Drive, Constitution Way, Cow Path Drive, Crane Circle, Crimson Drive, Craft, Davidson Drive, Deerfield Turn, Drew Lane, Drummer Trail, Duffers Drive, Eagle Drive, Exeter Place, Fells Way, Fern Lane, Foliage Lane, Fox Crossing Lane, Freedom Lane, Gables Drive, Garden Circle, Golf View, Hackberry Lane, Hampton Court, Harvest Lane, Hemlock Circle, Heron Trace, Hidden Cove, High Point, Hummingbird Lane, Independence Way, Lantern Circle, Liberty Run, Long Bay Drive, Loon Lane, Molly Lane, Mulligan Court, Outerbridge Drive, Parade, Patriots Drive, Ponds View Lane, Prides Point Way, Race Point, Rockport Drive, Rose Point, Songbird Lane, Surry Lane, Sweetbrier Way, Tartan Hollow, Teddington Way, Williamsburg Circle and Yale Place.

To find out if you are eligible for FairPoint's high-speed Internet and to obtain information about prices and bundled plans, residential consumers can call 1-866-984-2001 and 1-866.984.3001 for businesses or visit www.FairPoint.com.