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LePage taps former Democratic lawmaker to be state's next public advocate

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Gov. Paul LePage has nominated Barry Hobbins, a veteran Democratic Party lawmaker who served numerous terms in both the Maine House and Senate, to be the state's next public advocate representing the...

Expert witnesses raising tough questions about FairPoint's $1.5B merger

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The proposed $1.5 billion merger of FairPoint Communications Inc. and its Illinois-based suitor, Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc., passed a key hurdle when shareholders...

Tilson CEO named 'Top Young Professional' by national magazine

Tilson President and CEO Joshua Broder has been named a "Top Young Professional" in New England by Engineering News-Record, the magazine of record for stakeholders in the...

Oxford Networks rebranded as ‘FirstLight’

Lewiston-based Oxford Networks and Albany, N.Y.-based First Light Fiber, which are both owned by Oak Hill Capital Partners, announced today they have rebranded to a single company name,...

Pingree calls for more federal broadband investment

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Limited broadband access and speed is hurting Maine's economy. That's the chief message U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-District 1, said she came away with after attending a roundtable discussion Monday.

Verizon outsourcing its retail jobs in Waterville

Verizon laid off all of its employees at its retail store in Waterville on Thursday as part of a plan to outsource the work to an independent retailer.

Shareholders OK FairPoint's $1.5B merger deal

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Shareholders of FairPoint Communications Inc. and Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. approved on Tuesday the merger of the companies in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $1.5...

Cranberry Isles to build high-speed internet

Cranberry Isles voters on March 11 approved a plan to borrow up to $1.2 million to upgrade their internet network.

Topsham firm first in midcoast to benefit from expanded HUBZone rules

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Northern Pride Communications Inc., a telecommunications tower-service firm based in Topsham, is the first company in the midcoast region to receive HUBZone certification under newly expanded...

Diversified Communications to sell TV stations to Gray Television

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Diversified Communications in Portland announced Thursday the planned divestiture of its television stations WABI in Bangor and WCJB in Gainesville, Fla., to Gray Television Inc. pending FCC approval.

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