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FairPoint gets extension on Vt. deadline
Friday, 09/11/09
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.
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VT Edition: FairPoint Communications Hearing
Thursday, 09/10/09
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with FairPoint Communications president, a New Hampshire consumer advocate and Vermont's public Service Commissioner about FairPoint's status.
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Regulators question FairPoint officials at hearing
Thursday, 09/10/09
At a hearing in Derry, New Hampshire on Wednesday, FairPoint officials met with regulators from New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. Officials from the beleaguered company said they are making progress responding to customer complaints.
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Vermont Edition
State Regulators Question FairPoint
Thursday, 09/10/09
By Jane Lindholm
We'll talk with a regulator, a consumer advocate and FairPoint in the wake of the unprecedented joint hearing over the company's service and financial problems.
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Northern New England states question FairPoint
Wednesday, 09/09/09
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.
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VT threat to pull telco license 'not a bluff'
Wednesday, 09/09/09
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.
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VT Edition: VPR's John Dillon on FairPoint
Tuesday, 09/08/09
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's John Dillon previews a joint hearing on FairPoint Communications with regulators from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
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Vermont Edition
Major General Michael Dubie on Afghanistan
Tuesday, 09/08/09
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.
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FairPoint denies charge it faked readiness
Tuesday, 09/01/09
By John Dillon
FairPoint Communications is denying allegations that it faked its readiness to take over the major phone networks serving New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
VPR News
NNE states to hold joint session with FairPoint
Thursday, 08/27/09
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.
VPR News
Whistleblower says FairPoint faked its readiness to take charge
Monday, 08/24/09
By Ross Sneyd
An anonymous whistleblower has told regulators that FairPoint Communications and a contractor fabricated tests last winter to make it look like the company was ready to take over Verizon's land-line telephone business.
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FairPoint applies for federal grants
Friday, 08/21/09
FairPoint Communications has applied for nearly $38 million in federal grants to expand broadband access throughout New England.
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New England regulators may hold joint hearing on FairPoint issues
Thursday, 08/13/09
By Ross Sneyd
Consumers in all three states in northern New England have had problems with their telephone service since FairPoint took over from Verizon this year. So utilities regulators may hold an unusual joint hearing to explore what's gone wrong.
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Regulators give FairPoint one month to make case for continued operation
Tuesday, 08/11/09
By John Dillon
Vermont regulators have given FairPoint Communications a month to make its case for continued operation despite continued service quality issues. The hearing on Monday was FairPoint's first chance to respond to a legal challenge that could result in the phone company losing its license to operate in Vermont.
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New Hampshire PUC holds session on FairPoint
Wednesday, 07/29/09
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.
VPR News
New Hampshire PUC holds session on FairPoint
Tuesday, 07/28/09
New Hampshire regulators have scheduled a meeting today to review ongoing operating problems at FairPoint Communications.
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Regulators open case against FairPoint
Monday, 07/27/09
By John Dillon
State regulators have stepped up the pressure on FairPoint Communications by opening a formal investigation into its ongoing service quality problems.
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Under pressure, FairPoint re-organizes executives
Thursday, 07/16/09
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.
VPR News
FairPoint put on notice by state of Vermont
Tuesday, 07/14/09
By John Dillon
Vermont state officials say the legal proceeding they filed Tuesday asks FairPoint to show what it's done to fix repeated service problems.
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Fairpoint experiences long distance glitch in Vt.
Thursday, 07/02/09
Some of FairPoint Communications' Vermont customers were unable to call out-of-state or reach Fairpoint's customer service and repair centers today.
VPR News
Fairpoint says bankruptcy possible
Monday, 06/29/09
Fairpoint 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 loans.
VPR News
Vermont still not happy with Fairpoint service
Monday, 06/22/09
By Steve Zind
Vermont's Public Service Commissioner says that taking stronger action against Fairpoint Communications - like suspending its license to operate - would hurt Vermont consumers.
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VT Edition: Faripoint Communications status check
Monday, 06/22/09
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with FairPoint Vice President Jeffrey Allen and with David O'Brien, commissioner of the Public Service Department about the company's status.
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Vermont Edition
FairPoint Communications
Monday, 06/22/09
By Jane Lindholm
FairPoint Communications says its straightened out problems that plagued it earlier this year, but state officials are still concerned about the company's customer service - and its financial health.
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State not seeing Fairpoint customer service improvements
Monday, 06/15/09
FairPoint Communications says it's making progress in addressing customer service complaints. But the state consumer affairs office says it's not seeing much improvement.  
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