As much Karl likes to complain...
FairPoint has actually invested in their network in New Hampshire. They have taken Verizon's tired old DSL network and upgraded to ADSL 2+, and unlike AT&T who just did it for cost and distance, FairPoint is pushing 15mbps out to some customers.
Also, they put in more RTs to serve more customers. They are even serving islands in the big lake. Islands. Yes, they added service to islands. Ok, it's not that hard considering the lines have been on the bottom of the lake since the '50s, and aggregated into a couple of crossings perfect for a fiber-fed RT, but still, they did the RT upgrades needed to get the service out there.