During the quarter, it completed more than 1,150 fiber builds and expects to complete a total of 4,000 to 5,000 fiber builds in full-year 2013.
Although FairPoint only entered into the FTTT market in 2010, a bit later than other area providers, it has been aggressively making upgrades.
"Based upon the contracts that we had in hand and our plans, we've already made significant progress in adding fiber-to-the-tower connections," said Sunu. "We're up to 950 towers and have over 1,100 Ethernet connections for wireless carriers. Our plan is to get that to over 1,000 towers this year and 1,300 Ethernet connections