Significant upgrade project brings speeds up to 15 Mbps to area

Published: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 12:08 PM.

Port St. Joe area residents and businesses now have faster broadband Internet speeds available from FairPoint Communications.

These improved speeds are a result of FairPoint’s significant upgrades to its network and will provide up to 15 Mbps, depending on location. FairPoint serves nearly 11,000 customers in the Port St. Joe area.

“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. “We have a range of packages to suit all types of Internet users and budgets — from our Standard package, which is recommended for basic Internet users, to our Ultra package, which is recommended for online gaming, streaming video and other high-bandwidth activities.”

Customers should call FairPoint at 877.954.8508 to learn more about the new Internet speed options, find out what speeds they qualify for and choose a plan that best suits their needs. FairPoint is currently offering broadband packages as low as $19.99 per month with a new one-year term commitment.

Some customers may even discover they are eligible for FREE speed upgrades or FairPoint’s fiber broadband service, available in select locations, which delivers impeccable speeds and reliability.

About FairPoint Communications, Inc.

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) is a leading communications provider of broadband Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other high-capacity data services to customers in communities across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable fiber network, FairPoint delivers high-quality 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 fiber network provides carrier Ethernet connections to support the surging bandwidth and performance requirements for cloud-based applications like network storage, disaster recovery, distance learning, medical imaging, video conferencing and CAD/CAM along with traditional voice, VoIP, video and Internet access solutions. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter ( and Facebook (

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