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Maine regulators are considering a $500,000 fine for FairPoint for failing to meet service standards for landline customers during a period that included a four-month strike.

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FairPoint Communications says about 60 jobs will be lost when it closes a call center in South Burlington.

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Representatives for FairPoint Communications say a lengthy strike and bad weather caused the company's $43.6 million in losses in the final three months of 2014.

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FairPoint workers say they're worried that they're going to have a mess on their hands after four months of replacement workers during a strike.

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Northern New England's primary landline provider, FairPoint Communications, has reached an agreement with two unions representing more than 1,700 workers ending a four-month strike.

Northern New England's primary landline provider, FairPoint Communications, has reached an agreement with two unions representing more than 1,700 workers to end a four-month strike.

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FairPoint Communications has agreed to hold public meetings around New Hampshire to discuss its service levels as part of a $13 million contract to provide Internet and telecommunications services for the state.

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Members of Congress from Vermont and New Hampshire have called on the Federal Communications Commission to assess the ability of FairPoint Communications to operate emergency communications networks in both states following outages last year.

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FairPoint Communication and unions representing more than 1,700 striking workers are headed back to the bargaining table.

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The CEO of Fairpoint Communications says some members of New Hampshire's Congressional delegation have an inaccurate impression that the company is being uncooperative in dealing with a worker strike.

New Hampshire has delayed action on a $13 million state contract with FairPoint Communications amid a strike by the company's Northern New England workers over contract negotiations.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is calling for a quick resolution of the strike by unionized workers for FairPoint Communications, saying "enough is enough" on a recent spate of phone and Internet outages on the company's system.

FairPoint Communications says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance led to a loss of high-speed Internet service for thousands of customers in Vermont and New Hampshire.

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The official who oversees Vermont's 911 emergency telephone system says there were no reported bad outcomes of the 97 people who called for help during last week's outage.

The Vermont Department of Public Service has filed a petition with the state Public Service Board requesting an investigation into FairPoint's service.

Hundreds of FairPoint workers in Vermont who have been on strike for weeks are getting unemployment benefits, but officials in Maine and New Hampshire have denied requests for such assistance.

The first meeting since late August between FairPoint and unions representing workers in northern New England has failed to produce a breakthrough in an on-going strike.

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A federal mediator has coaxed FairPoint Communications and striking workers in northern New England back to the negotiating table.

Striking workers say a nor'easter is going to test FairPoint Communications' replacement workforce in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

About two dozen Vermont employees of FairPoint Communications walked the picket line in front of the company's Middlesex office Friday.

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The imposition of FairPoint's final contract over objections of two unions representing more than 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont is becoming real for workers.

The comptroller of New York is urging FairPoint's biggest shareholder to encourage the company to treat its workforce fairly.

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Leaders of two unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont say they're going after the CEO, board members and corporate owners for refusing to negotiate.

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Unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont want the National Labor Relations Board to reinstate terms of their old contract. In the meantime, they're evaluating options that include a strike.

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Unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have delivered another contract proposal to the company in hopes of ending a stalemate.

The head of FairPoint Communications says he expects the company's years-long decline in revenues to reverse itself in 2013.

CEO Paul Sunu says by the end of this year, the growth among business customers should begin exceeding the loss of residential landline customers.

As a result, revenues in 2013 are expected to grow for the first time since 2008, Sunu told The Associated Press in an interview Monday. It was Sunu's first face-to-face media interview in Maine since becoming CEO two years ago.