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FairPoint seeks to end regulated service in five more communities

FairPoint Communications is moving forward on ending regulated landline service for new customers in five more communities.

Belfast receives grant to evaluate and plan for broadband internet


ConnectME Authority has selected the city of Belfast to receive a $15,000 Community Broadband Planning Grant for the purpose of creating a community technology plan.

OTT’s project boosts rural Penobscot County town’s broadband


Maine-based OTT Communications, a division of Otelco Inc., won a ConnectME Authority matching grant that will allow the company to provide high-speed fiber optic broadband service to unserved...

Microsoft pilots internet access project in rural Maine

Rural Maine will benefit from the Microsoft Corp.’s pilot project, in partnership with Axiom Technologies in Machias, to tap into unused television frequencies, or TV white space, to beam...

Q. and A. with Sen. Angus King: Maine needs to harness its 'workforce and people'

Renee Cordes |

U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, says the state's economy is generally good but uneven. Opportunities to bolster the economy, he says, include expanding broadband in rural areas and finding new uses...

Illinois company closes $1.3B FairPoint acquisition


Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. completed its acquisition of FairPoint Communications Inc. on Monday.

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.