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Last $14.86 USD
Change Today -0.07 / -0.47%
Volume 170.7K
As of 8:10 PM 02/5/16 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).
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521 East Morehead Street

Suite 500

Charlotte, NC 28202

United States

Phone: 704-344-8150


FairPoint Communications, Inc. provides advanced communications services to business, wholesale, and residential customers within its service territories. The company offers its customers a suite of advanced data services, such as Ethernet, high capacity data transport and other IP-based services through its Next Generation Network (a next-generation fiber network with approximately 16,000 miles of fiber optic cable), in addition to Internet access, high-speed data (HSD), and local and long distance voice services. The company’s service territory spans 17 states where the company is the incumbent communications provider primarily serving rural communities and small urban markets. The company operated with approximately 1.1 million access line equivalents, including approximately 322,000 broadband subscribers, in service as of December 31, 2014. The company owns and operates the Next Generation Network in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. As of December 31, 2014, the company provided cellular transport, also known as backhaul, through approximately 1,700 mobile Ethernet backhaul connections. The company has fiber connectivity to approximately 1,200 cellular telecommunications towers in its service footprint. 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 a range of high capacity data services, including optical, Ethernet, IP services, Ethernet virtual circuit technology for cellular backhaul and private line special access services. The company 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 has expanded its portfolio to include Hosted PBX (Primary Branch Exchange) service through its Ethernet network. This service provides a cloud based voice offering for business customers. The service leverages its softswitch platform and uses a set of approved vendors for on-site hardware and maintenance support. Hosted PBX service allows the company to continue to expand the services that it offers to business customers, while leveraging its Ethernet network. The company offers Internet access to both consumer and business customers through various technologies leveraging both copper and fiber infrastructure, including digital subscriber line (DSL), dedicated fiber and lit buildings throughout its footprint. Certain of these services provide speeds approximately 1 gigabit per second. In select markets, the company also offers cable modem Internet service, ‘Fiber to the Home’ and wireless Internet access. The company’s data center rack space services offer businesses and public entities a physically secure, reliable location equipped with network connections to manage off-site disaster recovery, computing, storage, and other IT equipment. Voice Services Local Calling Services: Local calling services enable the local customer to originate and receive an unlimited number of calls within a defined ‘exchange’ area. Local calling services include basic local lines and local private lines. The company provides local calling services to residential and business customers, generally for a fixed monthly charge and service charges for special calling features. Long Distance Services: The company offers dedicated long distance services within its service areas on its network and through resale agreements with national interexchange carriers. In addition, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, FairPoint Carrier Services, Inc., the company offers wholesale long distance services to communications providers that are not affiliated with the company. High-Cost Loop Funding: The company receives Connect America Fund Phase I frozen support subsidies to supplement the amount of local service revenue received by the company to ensure that basic local service rates for customers in high-cost areas are consistent with rates charged in lo

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