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FairPoint reaches settlement over performance shortfalls

The Maine Public Utilities Commission and FairPoint Communications reached a $175,000 settlement over the company’s failure to meet performance benchmarks from 2014 to 2016

Senate OKs bill to expand broadband access in Maine


The Maine Senate on Monday gave unanimous initial approval to a bill by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, that would pave the way for a new round of broadband expansion in Maine, with a goal of...

Deadline for FairPoint’s nonprofit grants is Friday

FairPoint Communications Inc. reported today that 50 organizations have applied for its “connected communities” program that will award three Maine nonprofits $16,000 each plus a custom...

Maine regulators approve FairPoint sale

The Maine Public Utilities Commission has unanimously approved the $1.5 billion sale of FairPoint Communications Inc. to Consolidated Communications Inc.

FairPoint post-merger investment plan spelled out

Consolidated Communications of Illinois has agreed to spend $52.2 million on networks and facilities in Maine should it get regulators’ approval for its $1.5 billion acquisition of FairPoint...

FairPoint to award $50K to Maine nonprofits, seeks applicants

FairPoint Communications unveiled this week a recognition program that will award $50,000 in total to three nonprofit organizations dedicated to connecting and serving Maine residents and communities.

LePage taps former Democratic lawmaker to be state's next public advocate


Gov. Paul LePage has nominated Barry Hobbins, a veteran Democratic Party lawmaker who served numerous terms in both the Maine House and Senate, to be the state's next public advocate representing the...

Expert witnesses raising tough questions about FairPoint's $1.5B merger

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The proposed $1.5 billion merger of FairPoint Communications Inc. and its Illinois-based suitor, Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc., passed a key hurdle when shareholders...

Tilson CEO named 'Top Young Professional' by national magazine

Tilson President and CEO Joshua Broder has been named a "Top Young Professional" in New England by Engineering News-Record, the magazine of record for stakeholders in the...

Oxford Networks rebranded as ‘FirstLight’

Lewiston-based Oxford Networks and Albany, N.Y.-based First Light Fiber, which are both owned by Oak Hill Capital Partners, announced today they have rebranded to a single company name,...