FairPoint Communications on June 22 announced completion of a broadband expansion project in Friendship. As a result of this upgrade, faster broadband speeds are available in over 910 locations in the community — to some addresses for the first time.

“Broadband access opens doors to the world for the residents and businesses in Maine and is fundamental to the state’s future economic growth,” said Mike Reed, FairPoint’s Maine state president. “Our employees work every day to build more broadband across the state. We are pleased to announce that with the investment made in the town of Friendship, we have expanded the availability of high-speed internet to more homes and businesses.”

More residents and businesses can quickly e-mail photos, download music, stream video, and surf the internet with the expanded broadband services. Residents on portions of the following streets now qualify for broadband speeds associated with their proximity to the upgrade:

· Back River Lane

· Bailey Hill Drive

· Baird Drive

· Blackfish Cove

· Bolton Lane

· Bradford Point Road

· Brian’s Wharf

· Cedar Lane

· Cottage Drive

· Cove Way Lane

· Cushing Road

· Davis Point Loop

· Drew’s Lane

· Eby Lane

· Flood Cove Road

· Forest Lake Road

· Friendship Road

· Harbor Cemetery Lane

· Harbor Road

· Harbor Side Lane

· Harley’s Drive

· Heron Lane

· Homeland Lane

· Jackson Road

· Jameson Drive

· Kaler Lane

· Krueger Lane

· Main Street

· Martin Point Road

· Meduncook Drive

· Morse Lane

· Noah’s Way

· Rawstron Drive

· Richards Point Lane

· Roberts Lane

· School Street

· Seaside Farm Drive

· Shipyard Road

· Simmons Lane

· Spruce Ledge Lane

· Tamarack Road

· Town Landing Road

· Trunnel Lane

· Waldoboro Road

· White Cedar Road

· Windward Lane

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $900 million in its communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building thousands of miles of new fiber-optic network across the region. FairPoint’s new fiber-based, high-capacity network offers customers a better, faster way to communicate.

To find out more locations details, internet service speed eligibility, information about prices and bundled plans, or to schedule a professional installation of services, residential consumers can call 1-866-984-2001 and business customers can call 1-866-984-3001.