Verizon, FairPoint dispute Maine report

Verizon Communications and FairPoint Communication are disputing a Maine hearing examiner's report that recommended the state public utilities commission vote against a pending $2.7 billion deal that would have Verizon sell its properties in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to FairPoint. The carriers argued against notions service quality and broadband investments will suffer, and FairPoint is biting off more than it can chew. The Maine PUC is scheduled to discuss the acquisition in a meeting on Dec. 13. Meanwhile, if the deal goes through, conditions are likely to be attached by regulators in all three states.

For more:
- check out this Associated Press story in New Hampshire's Laconia Citizen (Fosters.com)

Related articles:
- The Maine hearing examiner's report came out earlier this week

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