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Fortnight to fitness

If you’re reading this now, it may be too late. It’s the middle of May, and beach season is right around the corner.
Shaping up for the summer — in two exhausting weeks
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 21, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Dialing up Billboard’s Ringtones Chart

We may scoff at the very idea of Billboard ’s ignominious Ringtones chart, but mobile phones are one of only three viable revenue channels musicians have left these days (the other two being commercial licensing and crooked charities).
Who Charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 23, 2010
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FairPoint's finances are failing fast

Two major safety valves in the financial house of cards that is New England's largest landline telecommunications service provider blew last week.
FairPoint with state and federal regulators show that "stable" isn't exactly the right word for its current status
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 11, 2009
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Will FairPoint run out of money?

Wall Street’s melt down could burn consumers throughout Northern New England — especially those in Maine.
Land-line woes
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 17, 2008
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A bad idea triumphs

The only way the regulators could abandon their duties more would be to develop amnesia in addition to their weakened spines.
Verizon: $500,000,000 — Public: $0
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 27, 2008
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Verizon angles to keep state business

Democratic governor John Baldacci had a private sit-down with Ivan Seidenberg, the president and CEO of Verizon, November 30.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 19, 2007


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Internet disconnect

If only our state officials thought about fiber.
Getting online in Maine can be painfully slow. And the planned Verizon-FairPoint merger won’t help.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 22, 2007