FairPoint Delays Takeover of Verizon

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) – Gov. John Baldacci says he remains confident FairPoint is up to the task of providing telephone service in Maine once initial glitches are overcome, but some state lawmakers already are planning a legislative investigation of the 911 deficiencies.

FairPoint announced this week that it’s pushing back its so-called &quot:cutover date&quot: in September by two months. That follows a series of 911 problems in Cumberland and Penobscot counties.

State Sen. Bill Diamond says he’s not comforted by FairPoint’s reassurances, and he says the delay only adds to it. Baldacci, for his part, is counseling patience. He says it’s better for FairPoint to &quot:slow down and get it right.&quot:


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