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TELECOMWORLDWIRE-July 20, 2012--FairPoint cuts vehicle emissions(C)1994-2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

Broadband Internet provider FairPoint Communications (NASDAQ: FRP) said it has cut emissions and fuel use in the past year from efforts to curb idling in its fleet of work vehicles.

FairPoint partnered with the American Lung Association to hold presentations at company garages on the benefits of reducing idling. Those discussions spurred renewed interest in reducing the amount of time trucks idle.

For example, FairPoint saw its total idling time drop more than 42 percent from the first four months of 2011 as compared to same months this year. FairPoint operates 1,232 fleet trucks across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

"FairPoint has made a concerted effort across northern New England to reduce idling; it's the right thing to do for public health and to be a more energy-efficient company," said Karen Mead, senior vice president of operations and engineering. "This is a significant step toward reducing our carbon footprint in the region."

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