Vermont regulators have given FairPoint Communications a
month to make its case for continued operation despite continued service
quality issues. The
hearing on Monday was FairPoint’s first chance to respond to a legal challenge that
could result in the phone company losing its license to operate in Vermont.
The price of home heating
oil in Vermont is substantially lower now than it was at this time
last year. The Vermont Public
Service Department says the average price of a gallon of oil was $2.34 last month.