> 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.