FairPoint Communications, Inc. provides advanced communications services to business, wholesale, and residential customers. The company offers a suite of advanced data services, such as Ethernet, high capacity data transport, and other IP-based services over its Next Generation Network, as well as Internet access, high-speed data (HSD), and local and long distance voice services. As of December 31, 2013, the company operated with approximately 1.3 million access line equivalents, including approximately 326 thousand broadband subscribers, in service. Its service territory spans 17 states. Services The company offers a portfolio of services to meet the communications and technology needs of its customers, including bundling of services designed to simplify its customers' purchasing and management processes. Data and Internet Services The company offers an array of high capacity data services, including private line special access, fast packet, optical, Ethernet, and IP services. It works with large businesses and carriers to deliver network capacity to meet their specific needs, including migrating networks from time division multiplexing to Ethernet-based high capacity circuits. The company offers broadband Internet access via Ethernet technology, fiber-to-the-home technology, digital subscriber line (DSL) technology, retail Ethernet, dedicated T-1 connections, Internet dial-up, high speed cable modem, and wireless broadband. Customers can utilize this access in combination with customer-owned equipment and software to establish a presence on the Internet. The company offers enhanced Internet services, which include obtaining IP addresses, basic Website design and hosting, domain name services, content feeds, and Web-based email services. Access Network Transport Services: The company offers network transport services to wholesale customers for their use in connecting end users to the interexchange networks of the wholesale customer. These network transport services include special access services, which are primarily DS1 and DS3 services, and high speed digital services, which are primarily Ethernet-based services provisioned over fiber and copper facilities. The company also offers carrier Ethernet services throughout its market to its business and wholesale customers, which includes Ethernet virtual circuit technology for cellular backhaul. Network Switched Access Service: Network access enables long distance companies to utilize its local network to originate or terminate intrastate and interstate communications. Network switched access charges relate to long distance, or toll calls, that typically involve more than one company in the provision of telephone service, as well as to the termination of interexchange private line services. Intrastate Access Charges: The company generates intrastate access revenue when an intrastate long distance call involving an interexchange carrier is originated by a customer in one of its exchanges to a customer in another exchange in the same state, or when such a call is terminated to a customer in one of its local exchanges. It also generates intrastate access revenue when an interexchange carrier orders special access to connect interexchange private line services, such as HSD services, to a customer in one of its local exchanges. Interstate Access Charges: The company generates interstate access revenue when an interstate long distance call is originated by a customer in one of its exchanges to a customer in another state, or when such a call is terminated to a customer in one of its exchanges. It also generates interstate access revenue when an interexchange carrier orders special access to connect interexchange private line services using DS1s, DS3s or Ethernet private line (E-LINE) access to a customer in one of its local exchanges. Other Services Directory Services: Through its local telephone companies, the company publishes telephone directories in some of its locations. These directories provide white page listings, yellow page listings, and community information listings. The company contracts with providers to assist in the sale of advertising and the compilation of information, as well as the production, publication, and distribution of these directories. Video: In certain of its markets, the company offers video services to its customers by reselling DirecTV content and providing cable and IP television video-over-DSL. Value Added Services: In targeted markets, the company offers additional value added and convenience-based services for its customers, including power utility offerings through a marketing arrangement, conference calling services for business and residential customers. Special Purpose Projects: Upon request from customers, the company provides project-based implementation support services. These services are provided on a time and materials basis at the customer location as part of a larger FairPoint solution. Regulatory Environment The company is subject to regulation primarily by federal and state governmental agencies. At the federal level, the Federal Communications Commission generally exercises jurisdiction over communications common carriers to the extent they provide, originate or terminate interstate or international communications. The company is required to comply with the Communications Act which requires that telecommunications carriers offer telecommunications services at just and reasonable rates and on terms and conditions that are not unreasonably discriminatory.
fairpoint communications inc
521 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
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