Fitch lowers FairPoint forecast; South Dakota tallies lines

> Fitch Ratings lowers its outlook for FairPoint Communications.

> South Dakota PUC reports 750,000 landlines, 540,000 cellular connections.

> Embarq amends its revolving credit facility to stay in place after its acquisition by CenturyTel.

> Latvia's Lattelecom aims to deliver 500 Mbps over fiber-to-the-home this year.

> Turk Telecom lost about 500,000 wireline customers during 2008.