Consolidated Communications,FairPoint Communications has announced the arrival of super-fast Internet service in Tunbridge, Chelsea and parts of Thetford.FairPoint’s VantagePoint network, a fiber core, IP-based network, is now available to more than 1,000 additional homes and businesses in Chelsea, Tunbridge and part of Thetford.With speed options as fast as 15Mbps, downloading entire movies will take seconds. Broadband service on the VantagePoint network provides customers with the ability to smoothly stream live video, play online games at lightning speeds and upload photos and large files with ease. Always-on broadband access provides almost instant connections to information, news and entertainment.‘VantagePoint is enabling us to expand broadband service into areas with no high-speed Internet access and provide enhanced services across the state,’ said Michael K. Smith, FairPoint state president for Vermont.Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $116 million in the communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building over 700 miles of new fiber across the region.FairPoint has made broadband available to more than 80 percent of its customer lines in Vermont.The new high-speed connection areas include parts or all of the following streets:Chelsea streets: U.S. Routes 12, 3, 1 and 11; Bacon; Baraw Hill; Beacon; Bicknell Hill; Blackhawk; Bobbinshop; Brook; Brown; Bugbee; Burger; Carpenter; Church; Corinth; County; Court; Creamery; Densmore; Dodge; Goss; Hall; Highland; Hillside; Hook; Jackson; Jenkins Brook; Kennedy; Main; Maple; Meadowbrook; Moxley; North Common; O’Donnell; Old Town Farm; Pent; Pine Tree; Randolph; Redrock; Riverside; Route 110; Route 113; Scadin; Scales Hill; School; Stender; Town Farm; Upper Village; Vershire; Washington Turnpike; Weswind; Williamstown; and Windswept.Tunbridge streets: Belknap Brook; Button Hill; Chester; Drew; Fairground; Foundry; Gilley; Gould; Hoyt Hill; Kibling Hill; Main; Mill; Monarch Hill; Moody; Potash Hill; Recreation; Route 110; Spring; Stafford; Strafford; Stride; Swayze; Taylor; The Crossroad; Town Farm; Tuttle; Whitney Hill; and Wolfe.Thetford streets with 727 exchange: Academy; Amasa Bond; Appian; Burnham; Cranberry Hill; Deer Run; Godfrey; Hauger; Old Stone; and Old Strong.Source: FairPoint. 11.10.2010FairPoint Communications, Inc. is an industry leading provider of communications services to communities across the country. Today, FairPoint owns and operates local exchange companies in 18 states offering advanced communications with a personal touch, including local and long distance voice, data, Internet, television and broadband services. Learn more at www.FairPoint.com(link is external).