As we have discussed in the past, FairPoint Communications is really, really looking for any good news that they can issue to the public, even when it isn’t actually good news.

They have issued press releases about how they expanded internet to 50 buildings and stating how they give 1 Gbps service to basically nobody.

Now, FairPoint is issuing another press release detailing their “new fiber-based, high-capacity network” which gives residents the option of speeds up to 15 Mbps. Wait, what?

Apparently, as Google Fiber pushes 1 Gbps, FairPoint is under the assumption that a “next-generation network” means giving customers speeds that are barely faster than the proposed FCC minimum-speed requirement for broadband.