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Friday, June 6, 2014

FairPoint upgrades speeds on its fiber-to-the-home service

NASHUA – FairPoint Communications said it has upgraded its fiber-to-the-home service in Nashua, increasing the speed of the service to 17,300 businesses and residential consumers in eight communities throughout the region.

FairPoint said its service, formerly branded as FAST, now offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and uploads as fast as 75 Mbps. FairPoint is also introducing high-speed Internet offerings with 50 Mbps and 75 Mbps download speeds. ...

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NASHUA – FairPoint Communications said it has upgraded its fiber-to-the-home service in Nashua, increasing the speed of the service to 17,300 businesses and residential consumers in eight communities throughout the region.

FairPoint said its service, formerly branded as FAST, now offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and uploads as fast as 75 Mbps. FairPoint is also introducing high-speed Internet offerings with 50 Mbps and 75 Mbps download speeds.

FairPoint has upgraded the backbone and connections of its network with fiber-optic fibers, but fiber goes all the way to homes in the footprint built by Verizon for its FiOS service, before it sold its northern New England landlines to FairPoint in 2008. This upgrade improves the service of the fiber-to-the-home, although FairPoint has long indicated that it has no plans to expand the service area.

Since 2008, FairPoint said it “has invested more than $700 million in its communications infrastructure and technology to reach new customers, upgrade its network and expand broadband in northern New England, including building thousands of miles of new fiber across the region.”