Communications saw its number of phone access lines fall a relatively
modest 1.8 percent in northern New England in the first three months of
the year even as subscribers experienced customer service, billing and
Communications reluctantly agreed to a two-month delay in completing its
takeover of Verizon’s northern New
England landlines after a
consultant funded by regulators expressed concern about FairPoint’s readiness
to assume full control.
New Hampshire regulators have approved the sale of Verizon’s landline phone and
Internet service in northern New
England to North
Carolina-based FairPoint Communications. The regulators say they believe
FairPoint has shown that the proposed deal is for the public good.