FairPoint looks to duck $845K in Maine fines; Dutch cableco offers 50 Mbps downloads;

> FairPoint looks to duck $845K fine in Maine.

> A Dutch cableco is offering 50 Mbps download on its broadband services and says it’ll offer a 120 Mbps service later this year in selected cities.

> Telekom Austria is planning to spend $2.1 billion over the next four years on next-generation network infrastructure.

> After falling 40 percent Monday, shares in Phorm Inc. continued plummeting today in the wake of U.K. telecoms provider BT’s announcement it had no immediate plans to deploy Phorm's targeted advertising technology on Internet connections.

> AT&T is singled out for using Connecticut income tax loophole.

And finally… It appears it’s not just death and taxes you can’t avoid. Add to that list: a telephone bill.

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