, thanks for the input on the issue. I have not called-back. I am not sure yet if I will keep the service or dump it. I understand nothing may come of it, besides me putting a post here. But, at least others who are considering this offer may take notice before making the same decision without getting clear information on pricing, etc.
Take a look at the fine print on a more sensitive issue here with Fairpoint FAST Internet services... Here's a look:
...FAST is available in designated areas of New Hampshire and Maine;
not available in all areas. Fiber speed provided by FairPoint is
constant although actual performance may be affected by public
network congestion and circumstances beyond FairPoint's control.
Uninterrupted service cannot be guaranteed.
up to 8 hours of battery backup in the event of a power failure.
Router is required but free with yearly commitment or sold separately
by FairPoint for month-to-month commitments. Other fees, taxes
or early termination fees may apply. Ask a FairPoint service
representative for details. Customers of FairPoint FAST selecting
telephone service will receive both services over fiber. Note to
current FairPoint customers: your telephone and High-Speed Internet
lines will be replaced with fiber during installation of FairPoint FAST.
Not all services available in all areas. Services subject to change.
(way down towards the bottom of the page)
Note how they can easily hand-off the issue as "public network congestion and circumstances beyond FairPoint's control?" How can anyone prove that the congestion IS in their control...?