FairPoint Communications service territory is characterized by more than 350 miles of the Gulf of Mexico's most scenic beach and bay front properties. The company is a diversified communications corporation that provides local phone service, long distance, high-speed digital subscriber line (DSL) Internet service, equipment sales and maintenance services. FairPoint Communications, headquartered in Port St. Joe, Fla., provides service to customers in northwest Florida, southern Georgia and southern Alabama. The company provides phone, voice mail and wireless home networking to residential customers in its service area. FairPoint Communications also provides businesses with phone, voice mail, payment processing, conference calling and phone systems services. FairPoint Communications was formed in 1997.