Support still mixed for FairPoint/Verizon

FairPoint Communications, whose pending $2.7 billion deal to acquire wireline facilities from Verizon Communications has drawn much controversy, said its has earned support for the deal from two companies--DCSI Corp. and Public Service of New Hampshire--that had been pushing against FairPoint's plan. Meanwhile, however, some Verizon union employees have begun to push harder against the acquisition.

Still, FairPoint Chairman and CEO Gene Johnson recently provided more details about FairPoint's broadband upgrade plans, in hopes of swaying the company's critics.

For more:
- TMCnet covers new support for the deal
- The Boston Globe tells of union outcry
- See Johnson's comments at Fosters.com

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