Fairpoint Communications

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FairPoint Communications says the National Labor Relations Board has dismissed complaints accusing the company of bargaining in bad faith, disappointing news for the more than 1,700 striking workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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.

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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.

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

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Unions representing nearly 2,000 employees of telecommunications firm FairPoint Communications in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are scheduling a strike authorization vote from July 11 to 13.

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Northern New England's largest landline phone company is laying off 90 union-represented workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

The head of Fairpoint Communications in Vermont is trying to stop seniors from being bilked by fighting back against phone scammers.

Fairpoint Communications Vermont State President Mike Smith is redoubling his efforts against phone scammers after Fairpoint’s internal security team and a York County, Maine law enforcement official alerted him to a call that had been recorded, and is now using as part of a public awareness campaign.

Fairpoint Communications says regulatory reforms in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont reduce the potential penalties the company could incur by more than $31 million a year.

Fairpoint officials said Wednesday the benefits come from legislation in Maine and New Hampshire and the Vermont Public Service Board's approval of its four-year regulatory plan.

The changes in the three states reduce the penalties the company could face for falling short of service standards.