Since April 2008, FairPoint Communications has invested more than $900 million in communications infrastructure and technology to reach new customers, upgrade our network and expand high-speed Internet service in the communities we serve. Our efforts have also included building thousands of miles of new fiber. We now have approximately 18,000 route miles of fiber in northern New England. Our fiber already directly connects more than 100,000 businesses in our service area.
FairPoint Communications’s fiber-based network is the largest in northern New England and can provide Internet speeds of up to 10 Gbps to customers, enabling next-generation mobile and cloud-based communications, such as hosted voice, SIP trunking, and data center and managed services. And because we own and manage the entire network end-to-end, we can fully support and bundle our services to provide a more seamless and simple customer experience.
Government leaders across the country are looking for ways to improve access to high-speed Internet services. A movement of municipalities that want to build their own networks to expand or improve Internet access has started to take hold nationwide, including in some of the markets we serve. Towns are seeking to improve the quality of life for their residents today and to attract economic development to their communities to secure that quality of life in the future.
Although we believe that we are well-positioned in our role as a service provider to build, manage and maintain the network for our customers, we are glad to assist municipalities considering their own network development projects. First and foremost, it’s important for municipalities to understand the network infrastructure that is already in place to make sure they are using taxpayer dollars to expand – not duplicate – network access. Read our Thought-Starters for Municipalities Considering Network Development Projects.
Contact FairPoint Communications for a complete network evaluation so your town can ensure that decision-makers have all the information necessary to help them make an informed choice on behalf of their local businesses and residents. We can also customize your network expansion options to meet your needs and budget.