FairPoint Communications delivers modern communications technology with respect, commitment, and a can-do spirit. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, FairPoint Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of a full range of communications services to residential and business customers including: local and long distance voice, data, Internet, television and broadband. FairPoint Communications is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FRP.
FairPoint operates 32 local exchange companies in 17 states. With approximately 1.6 million access line equivalents, FairPoint is the eighth largest telecommunications company in the United States. Our phone companies operate as the incumbent local exchange carrier in each of their respective markets. Many of our companies have been in operation for more than 75 years.
Since our beginning in 1991, our focus has been — first and foremost — to serve the unique needs of our customers. At the same time, we've worked to deepen relationships, strengthen local economies and use technology to offer new ways to communicate.