With tag: fairpoint_communications
FairPoint gets extension on Vt. deadline
FairPoint Communications has been granted a one-week extension for filing a formal response to the state of Vermont's call for an investigation into whether it has the financial viability and expertise to keep operating in the state.
Northern New England states question FairPoint
Regulators from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, unhappy about numerous customer service, order-fulfillment and other problems with FairPoint Communications Inc. are getting together to ask company officials questions.
VT threat to pull telco license 'not a bluff'
A day after it tries to explain its recent service-quality, financial and other troubles to regulators in three states, FairPoint Communications faces what may be an even tougher task.
Major General Michael Dubie on Afghanistan
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont National Guard troops will face a different, possibly more dangerous mission in Afghanistan. We learn more specifics about their mission, and how it fits within the larger U.S. strategy. Also, an update on FairPoint's continuing problems, and using wasps to find a destructive beetle.
NNE states to hold joint session with FairPoint
A southern New Hampshire community will be the host of a joint hearing next month at which regulators are expected to question FairPoint executives about the troubled communication company's problems.
FairPoint applies for federal grants
FairPoint Communications has applied for nearly $38 million in federal grants to expand broadband access throughout New England.
New Hampshire PUC holds session on FairPoint
Communications executives say the company has improved its performance since it
took over northern New England telephone systems from Verizon. But they could
not say when FairPoint's performance would match Verizon's.
Under pressure, FairPoint re-organizes executives
FairPoint is reorganizing its executive ranks under
growing pressure from regulators. The company says it is appointing a "transition
chief" who will report to the CEO.
Fairpoint says bankruptcy possible
Communications - the North Carolina company that bought Verizon's landline
phone network in northern New England last year - says bankruptcy is a
possibility if it doesn't get more time to pay the interest on $530 million in