Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Next meeting on Faripoint set

Lawmakers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont will meet next month to discuss the problems of FairPoint Communications. Leaders of the three states held a meeting in September about FairPoint's problems and progress since it acquired the network from Verizon earlier this year. The legislators say they want more information on each others regulation, the long-term stability of the network and other issues connected to rural access to broadband. Last month, FairPoint executives told regulators it would be another two months before the company has a clear plan to resolve its customer service, billing and other problems. The next meeting will be November 12th in Concord.