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Shareholders OK FairPoint's $1.5B merger deal

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Shareholders of FairPoint Communications Inc. and Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. approved on Tuesday the merger of the companies in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $1.5...

Cranberry Isles to build high-speed internet

Cranberry Isles voters on March 11 approved a plan to borrow up to $1.2 million to upgrade their internet network.

Topsham firm first in midcoast to benefit from expanded HUBZone rules

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Northern Pride Communications Inc., a telecommunications tower-service firm based in Topsham, is the first company in the midcoast region to receive HUBZone certification under newly expanded...

Diversified Communications to sell TV stations to Gray Television

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Diversified Communications in Portland announced Thursday the planned divestiture of its television stations WABI in Bangor and WCJB in Gainesville, Fla., to Gray Television Inc. pending FCC approval.

LCI launches fiber optic network for Midcoast towns

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LCI, a division of Lincolnville Telephone Family of Companies, said its new O.P.E.N. fiber optic network is now available to many homes and business in some Midcoast communities.

Lincoln County planners ponder broadband access

The Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission is considering how to find needed funding to build infrastructure for broadband access and improve prospects for economic development and employment,...

CEI Ventures closes fourth venture fund, has $20M under management

Lori Valigra |

CEI Ventures has closed its fourth fund, Coastal Ventures IV LP, at just under $10 million, with the monies targeted at small businesses in Maine and the Northeast.

Journal Tribune drops Monday print edition

The Biddeford-based Journal Tribune reported it would discontinue its printed Monday edition in order to focus on enhancing its Monday digital edition.

FirstLight Fiber combines with Oxford Networks

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FirstLight Fiber, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in New York and northern New England, announced today that Oak Hill Capital Partners has completed its...

Pingree joins call for FairPoint to postpone layoffs

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, has joined several congressional colleagues from Northern New England in sending a letter to FairPoint Communications asking the company to reverse its...

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