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FairPoint names Karen Turner as new CFO, replacing Sabherwal

FairPoint Communications said that Karen Turner will serve as the operator's new CFO following Ajay Sabherwal's resignation.

CenturyLink, Frontier lead new special access coalition targeting BDS proposal

CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and a group of service providers have formed the "Invest in Broadband for America" coalition as the latest effort to encourage FCC to reconsider its business data services proposal.

Maglan Capital asks FairPoint to consider sale of company, share buyback

Investment firm Maglan Capital has written to FairPoint Communication's board of directors and CEO Paul Sunu, asking the company to consider selling itself, initiating a share repurchase program, or issuing of a recurring dividend for shareholders.

FairPoint won't see benefits of broadband sub adds from CAF II program until end of 2016

FairPoint is moving ahead with its CAF-II planning and buildout schedule, but it will take time to actually see how the program will impact the provider's broadband subscriber base.

FairPoint's Sunu: Charter-Time Warner Cable deal won't affect broadband growth

FairPoint Communications isn't afraid of Charter Communications' pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable, a cable MSO that overlaps with the telco in a number of Northern New England states and other territories.

Birch Communications appoints FairPoint vet Tomae as CEO, while Oddo shifts to lead Birch Equity

Birch Communications has named Tony Tomae as its next president and CEO, succeeding Vincent Oddo, who will become president and CEO of Birch's sister company Birch Equity Partners.

Spherix sues Level 3 and Fairpoint over Nortel Ethernet patents

Spherix, a holder of Nortel patents, has filed two lawsuits against Level 3 Communications, the former tw telecom (which was merged with Level 3 in 2014), and FairPoint Communications claiming the companies infringed on intellectual property around Ethernet.

CenturyLink, FairPoint and Frontier protest special access changes, say it will impact rural market growth

CenturyLink, FairPoint and Frontier banded together in protest of the FCC's passing of a proposal to realign the special access market, saying that it would have a detrimental effect on how service providers address Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets.

CenturyLink, FairPoint, Frontier want voice service funded in areas not covered by CAF-II

The CEOs of CenturyLink, FairPoint and Frontier Communications asked the FCC to provide financial support of voice services for residential and business customers that reside outside of areas covered by the Connect America Fund Phase II program.

FairPoint's landline phone deregulation proposal gets the AARP's backing

FairPoint will soon no longer be required to provide traditional landline voice service in parts of Maine as a new state bill will eliminate a mandate on the company to provide price-controlled services.