FairPoint Annouces Upgrade Of Broadband Service In More Than 40 Towns 

FairPoint Communications made a big announcement Tuesday.They’re expanding and upgrading internet service in 44 towns that are unserved or are in low-speed access areas.The towns included are Alexander, Alton, Blanchard Township, Bowdoin, Bowerbank, Bradford, Brooksville, Caribou, Caswell, Chester, Clifton, Connor Township, Dedham, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Dresden, Eastbrook, Easton, Ellsworth, Fletcher’s Landing, Greenfield TWP, Greenville, Guilford, Hudson, Lagrange, Lincoln, Linneus, Masardis, Newburgh, Newport, Old Town, Orland, Parkman, Parsonsfield, Penobscot, Porter, Sangerville, Sargentville, Sedgwick, Surry, Topsham, Wilton, Winterport and Woodland.FairPoint is getting $1.3 million from the Federal Communications Commission for the three-year project.The FCC started the Connect America Fund two years ago to help rural residents get better broadband access.