FairPoint Delays Bankruptcy Plan 

FairPoint Communications Inc. says it needs more time to file a bankruptcy reorganization plan.The troubled telecommunications company says it will file the plan by January 15th in U.S. bankruptcy court in New York. The original filing deadline was Thursday the 10th.The company says it is pushing back the deadline to finalize settlements with lenders, unions, and other parties.Meanwhile, FairPoint is objecting to an order from Maine regulators that it send rebates to Maine customers because of poor service.A Wednesday hearing on that issue was delayed by the snow.