In Maine, 71 entities have received intervenor status to testify on Verizon's pl
In Maine, 71 entities have received intervenor status to testify on Verizon's plans to sell its northern New England access lines to the small, North Carolina-based company FairPoint Communications. Fletcher Kittredge, CEO of Biddeford-based Great Works Internet, believes FairPoint's limitations would adversely affect his company, which leases land lines from Verizon, and that while Verizon was slow to respond to complaints, FairPoint, with its DD- bond rating and questionable ability to expand rural broadband, would be worse. The Maine Public Utilities Commission says the state has received numerous complaints from customers FairPoint serves in Maine. The debt FairPoint would accrue in the deal could also spike prices.
Verizon Communications, FairPoint Communications, Telephone companies
Donnelly, Sara, "In Maine, 71 entities have received intervenor status to testify on Verizon's pl" (2007). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 4157.