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PUC: Don't give $62.8M subsidy to FairPoint

The Maine Public Utilities Commission said FairPoint Communications should not receive a requested $62.8 million subsidy from the state that would help pay for basic telephone...

DeLorme scores important court victory

DeLorme Publishing, the Yarmouth-based company that makes the Maine Atlas and Gazetteer, scored an important court victory this week in a patent infringement lawsuit, but its legal...

FairPoint strike continues for fourth day

Nearly 800 union workers at FairPoint Communications in Maine have been on strike for four days now, saying the company has been unable to negotiate labor contracts.

Diversified buys Singapore company

Portland-based Diversified Communications has purchased a media and events company based in Singapore, making it the company’s fifth acquisition this year.

Growth engine: Faster broadband seen as essential for Maine's economy

Lori Valigra |

Nowadays, if your office Internet connection fails, even briefly, all work grinds to a halt. But only 20 years ago, that wasn't the case. IBM Selectric typewriters continued to drum out...

LOOKBACK: Celebrating Mainebiz's 20th anniversary

Lori Valigra |

Moving forward in our LOOKBACK series run-up to Mainebiz’s 20th anniversary edition on Sept. 8, at...

GWI's CEO releases plan to improve Maine's broadband standing

James McCarthy |

Fletcher Kittredge, founder and CEO of the Biddeford-based telecommunications company GWI, has released a 10-point plan to improve the quality and availability of broadband Internet...

FairPoint suffers $22.7 million Q2 net loss

FairPoint Communications Inc., a major telecommunications provider and employer in Maine, posted a $22.7 million net loss for the second quarter, compared with a $43.1 million loss for...

Contract expires, no new pact for FairPoint's union workers

Contracts with unions representing approximately 1,700 of FairPoint Communications' 2,550 northern New England employees expired at midnight Saturday, but no strike has been called and...

FairPoint unions authorize strike

FairPoint Communications could be facing a strike from 2,000 employees after several unions voted on Saturday to authorize such action against the company.