Sunday Jul 20
New Hampshire Public Radio -
Unions: Preliminary Vote Count Makes Fairpoint Strike Authorization Likely
Unions representing FairPoint Communications workers in northern New England say preliminary vote counts suggest an overwhelming majority of members support authorizing a strike.
3 dead in plane crash
Troopers say investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are en route to the site.
Bangor Daily News
Union: FairPoint workers on track to authorize strike amid tense negotiations
After delayed votes in New Hampshire, two unions representing about 2,000 FairPoint Communications said a majority of workers across northern New England have authorized negotiators to call a strike after their contract is set to expire Aug. 2. The union reported Saturday morning that voting this weekend showed "an overwhelming majority" of union ... (more)
FairPoint extends broadband reach to 10 additional Vermont towns
FairPoint Communications continues to make progress with its northern New England broadband expansion plan by extending broadband service to 890 homes and businesses in 10 towns in its Vermont territory.
FairPoint Communications workers meet for strike vote
The workers at the Radisson Hotel ballroom joined as many as 2,000 FairPoint employees in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine to cast ballots that could lead to a strike after months of unsuccessful contract negotiations.
FairPoint union members to meet and talk strike
Unions representing about 2,000 employees of the telecommunications company in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire plan to hold several joint meetings in the various states between Friday and Sunday and conduct separate votes.
FairPoint workers to take strike vote
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. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council T-9 and Communications Workers of America Local 1400 began negotiating with management on ... (more)
The Deerfield Valley News
Broadband access expanded throughout the region
FairPoint Communications announced this week that Wilmington and Whitingham were among four towns in the area which will see an expansion in broadband Internet services.
FairPoint, New England Telehealth Consortium connect 250 facilities with 1 Gbps Ethernet
FairPoint Communications and the New England Telehealth Consortium announced that they have recently connected 250 sites with the telco's 1 Gbps Carrier Ethernet Services product.