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FairPoint layoffs were always part of the plan
While FairPoint executives are saying that the 400 layoffs the company announced last week are related to "workload" and "competition," they're hoping everyone forgot that their business model — especially in northern New England — requires regular down
We Told You So Dept.
| September 16, 2011
Internet service falling into place
The details needed to understand where and how to best improve Maine's high-speed Internet connectivity are finally within reach.
| March 18, 2011
FairPoint's struggles continue
It has been a very long time since our last FairPoint update, but you can rest assured that the North Carolina-based landline provider's downward slide has continued, as the company attempts to restructure its way out of crushing debt through bankruptc
Corporate Albatross Dept.
| September 03, 2010
2009 had some redeeming qualities - really
Let's get serious: For many Portlanders, 2009 was a crap year.
Don’t look back in anger
DEIRDRE FULTON AND JEFF INGLIS
| December 25, 2009
Catching up with FairPoint’s decline
We've been telling you for ages how bad the FairPoint deal was for residents of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
On the Ropes Dept.
| November 27, 2009
FairPoint files for bankruptcy protection
It's official - FairPoint has filed for bankruptcy protection. Here's the spin they're trying to put on it. Bottom line: Worse service, higher rates. FOR IMMEDIATE...
| October 26, 2009
FairPoint will fail to meet agreements
I've written a fair amount about how bad the FairPoint deal would be was, and is. But I'll hand it to the Concord Monitor, who...
| September 11, 2009
Businesses in downtown Portland are on the move. Retail-property rents are lower than they have been in years, and stores are making deals left and right, with more than a dozen changing location in the past couple months.
Making a quiet killing — of itself and Maine's economy
| July 03, 2009
Still no answer from FairPoint
In this week's Portland Phoenix, I wrote a piece about FairPoint and how bad its service is, as well...
| July 02, 2009
FairPoint and New England 911 callers - three for three!
That's right, FairPoint problems were behind 911 call failures in Maine in April, May, and June and ...
| September 03, 2008
FairPoint continues to screw up
At least it's in New Hampshire this time. Last month I explained why the FairPoint takeover is so te...
| August 19, 2008
FairPoint rolls out old technology
Tens of thousands of FairPoint customers in Maine now have the option to become official second-cl...
| July 11, 2008
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