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Broadband comes to more households in Royalton area

FairPoint Communications, Inc., has expanded broadband to 170 homes and businesses in Barnard, Pomfret and Royalton. This is FairPoint’s fourth expansion in the Royalton area this year.

“We are proud to keep expanding our Internet services in Barnard, Pomfret and Royalton,” said Beth Fastiggi, FairPoint state president for Vermont. “High-speed Internet opens the doors to the world for the residents and businesses in Vermont and is fundamental to the state’s future economic growth.”

FairPoint provides residential speed options up to 15Mbps. Broadband service on the next-generation network means customers can smoothly stream live video, play online games and upload photos and large files with ease. Reliable broadband access provides almost instant connections to information, news and entertainment.

FairPoint’s broadband Internet service will reach customers along all or portions of the following streets in:

Barnard–Broad Brook Road, East Barnard Road, Ellis Farm Road, Lime Pond Road, Sayer Road and Walker Hill Road.

Pomfret–Allen Hill Road, Leonard Road, Skyline Drive, Twin Pond Road and Webster Hill Road.

Royalton–Lovejoy Road, Parkhurst Road and Plaisted Road.

The Barnard, Pomfret and Royalton expansions were funded in part by the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund, or CAF, established in 2011 with the sole purpose of accelerating broadband buildout to the 18 million Americans living in rural areas who currently have no access to robust broadband services.

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