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FairPoint Energy Launches Green Energy Service

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications will now offer a green retail energy option to residents of Maine and New Hampshire.

FairPoint Communications has entered into a marketing agreement with Crius Energy, a leading provider of green energy and has licensed to Crius the name FairPoint Energy. FairPoint Energy combines Crius Energy's strong presence and expertise in the retail energy sector with FairPoint Communications' broad customer base and rich background as a leader in providing telecom products and solutions. FairPoint Energy offers energy options that provide value and sustainable energy choices for customers.

"FairPoint Energy creates a real win-win for our customers, by saving them money and helping them contribute to a cleaner environment," said Tony Tomae, executive vice president and chief revenue officer for FairPoint Communications. "Enrollment is simple and seamless, allowing customers to sign up through the FairPoint call centers, easily selecting an alternative energy supplier while staying with their current utility company for distribution."

"We are pleased to be working with FairPoint Communications," said Michael Fallquist, chief executive officer of Crius Energy. "The launch of an energy solution is a natural progression in expanding FairPoint Communications' suite of excellent products and services and will provide great economical and renewable energy options to its customers."

Eligible customers are currently served by Central Maine Power Company or Bangor Hydro Electric Company in Maine and in New Hampshire by Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Customers can select from plans that offer savings, clean wind power, or even both.

To view FairPoint Energy's current offers and rates, go to www.FairPointEnergy.com or call 1-866-984-2001.

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 VantagePoint SM 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 www.FairPoint.com. You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/myfairpoint) and Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint).

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