Fairpoint Communications offers broadband Internet, TV, and phone service via a variety of broadband transmission technologies including DSL, cable, fiber, and fixed wireless. DSL is by far their most prevalent option, which uses already-installed copper telephone wires to transmit an always-on broadband Internet connection far superior to the outdated “dial-up” service it replaced.
In some areas, Fairpoint Communications uses coaxial cable TV networks to cover the “last mile” between their fiber “backbone” network and consumer residences. Fixed wireless offerings use wireless technologies similar to the wireless towers that provide mobile phone coverage, allowing a concentrated broadband signal to reach subscribers in more rural areas where wired options aren’t available.
Fiber offerings from Fairpoint Communications leverage advanced fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) connections that bring fiber optic data all the way to a subscriber residence, rather than “switching” to a slower electric signal for the “last mile.”