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FairPoint faces $500K PUC fine

The Maine Public Utilities Commission is recommending FairPoint Communications Inc. pay a $500,000 fine for failing to meet quality standards for its landline customers.

FairPoint strikers win victory in Maine's business court

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Maine's Business and Consumer Court handed a pre-Labor Day victory to workers at FairPoint Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: FRP) when it canceled a decision of the Unemployment Insurance Commission that...

Xerox will close Lewiston call center, eliminating 142 jobs

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The closing of a Xerox call center in Lewiston will lead to the layoff of 142 employees by the end of October.

Eight Maine companies make Inc.'s 'Fastest Growing' list

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Landry/French Construction Co. and Tilson Technology Management are joined by six other Maine companies in Inc. magazine's annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies across the country.

FairPoint acquires Falmouth communications company

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FairPoint Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP) has acquired Communication Technology Inc., a Falmouth-based company providing business communication products and services throughout northern New...

Service changes to FairPoint landlines raising concerns

The first in a series of public meetings about upcoming changes to FairPoint Communications' price-controlled, basic landline phone service drew a crowd of approximately 30 Thursday evening to Bangor...

Former Uber and Amazon sales exec to lead Wayfair in Bangor

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Wayfair Inc., the Boston-based online home furnishings retailer that plans to bring nearly 1,000 jobs to Maine in the coming months, has enlisted former Uber and Amazon sales director Peter Boudreaux...

Aroostook call center expects to cut 120 jobs

A Sitel call center location in Caribou said it anticipates as many as 120 employees could be laid off in July following the loss of a contract with Comcast.

Maine telecom company lands two grants for unserved communities

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The New Gloucester-based OTT Communications, a division of Otelco Inc., was awarded a pair of ConnectME Authority matching grants for the telecommunications company to provide high-speed fiber optic...

WEX enters agreement with leader of electronic billing for travel industry

WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX) announced Tuesday that it has entered into an international agreement with Voxel Group, a global leading supplier of electronic billing and settlement services to the hospitality...