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FairPoint Say Broadband Goals Achieved 

FairPoint Communications says it has met its commitment of making broadband available to more than 83 percent of homes and businesses in its Maine service area.The telecommunications company announced on Thursday that high-speed internet is now available to 83.4 percent of those homes and businesses.FairPoint was required to reach an 83 percent bench mark by the end of 2010 as a condition of its 2008 acquisition of Verizon’s Northern New England telephone operations.