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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.

Verizon, Sprint C-RAN desires may spur a wholesale windfall for Zayo, FairPoint and others

Verizon's and Sprint's pending movement to C-RAN architectures for their small cell and wireless densification efforts will likely become a large opportunity for a host of fiber wholesale providers like FairPoint, Lumos and Zayo.

FairPoint changes its dark fiber tune as E-Rate, small cell backhaul opportunities emerge

Incumbent carrier FairPoint Communications is changing its tune on dark fiber services, advocating the technology as the changing E-Rate program for schools and opportunities around small cell technologies are too good to pass up.

FairPoint's Sunu: 1 Gbps won't turn around broadband subscriber growth

FairPoint took the broadband industry's cue to enter into the 1 Gbps race by launching its own residential service in December. But the telco knows these premium speed services will only appeal to a small part of its customer base.

AT&T addresses 911 call overflow, text messaging with ESInet service

AT&T has introduced a new service called ESInet that it says will allow public safety agencies the opportunity to upgrade their legacy 911 networks to IP.