FairPoint Communications has been awarded a $32 million contract to build its Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) 911 service for the state of Maine, one that will serve over 1.3 million people.
FairPoint Communications reported that data and Internet services revenue grew 15 percent to $38.1 million with residential DSL and business-grade Ethernet services attracting new customers.
FairPoint is realigning its Vermont management team, announcing that Vermont President Mike Smith is leaving the telco in August. Taking over from Smith will be Beth Fastiggi, the company's vice president of government relations for Vermont.
FairPoint Communications has renewed its employment agreement with current CEO Paul Sunu for three years, according to a filing the telco made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
FairPoint Communications has joined forces with Maine lawmakers to testify this week before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging about a telephone scam targeting senior citizens in Maine and across northern New England that emerged from the Jamaican 876 area code.
FairPoint on Thursday introduced a new wholesale Ethernet service option that will give businesses access from Boston to the company's northern New England network footprint in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
FairPoint reported on Wednesday that revenue was $240 million, down from $242 million in Q3 2012, as gains in broadband and business-grade Ethernet were offset by ongoing declines in voice revenues and the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
FairPoint Communications has begun rolling out its broadband services to three more communities in New Hampshire as part of its ongoing initiative to expand services in the state.
FairPoint Communications has gotten approval from the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission to leverage the $2.8 million in service penalties it racked up in 2009 and 2010 to build out broadband services to underserved communities.
A new study conducted for AT&T and a coalition of 12 Illinois industry and community groups revealed that investments in broadband in the state helped to create over 13,000 jobs in 2010 and 2011.