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Fairpoint Communications sold – affects Yelm-area phone/internet customers

– Fairpoint Communications sold – provides telephone/internet support for Yelm area
“Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. will buy FairPoint for $1.5 billion. The merger is to be completed in 2017.

Consolidated Communications, based in Mattoon, Illinois, has communications networks in 11 states including Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. Consolidated uses a fiber optic network and data centers to sell access to Internet, voice, video, managed services cloud computing and wireless backhaul.

FairPoint is based in North Carolina and currently provides phone service in 17 states to 1.6 million customers and Internet to 230,000 customers. Most of the company’s customers and workforce are in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont,” quoting Anne Galloway, VTDigger, a publication of Vermont Journalism Trust.
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– Press Release: “Consolidated Communications to Acquire FairPoint Communications, Inc.
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– About Yelm serviced Fairpoint Communications
“FairPoint Communications offers services in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New York, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington. FairPoint is the largest provider in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.”
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– Editor’s note:
I expect the YWave.com & Fairpoint.net e-mail addresses may eventually be discontinued, which means local customers will then have to change all of their stored e-mail addresses.

Posted by Steve on February 15, 2017 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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