PUC Changes Fairpoint’s Commitment to Broadband Service in Maine 

Some Fairpoint Communications customers won’t be getting better high speed internet service, under a new agreement with the Maine Public Utilities Commission. Commissioners voted 2-to-1 Tuesday to change Fairpoint’s commitment when it comes to expanding broadband service in the state. Commission chair Tom Welch says some customers in rural parts of Maine will not see their internet speed increase, now.But as a tradeoff, Fairpoint has agreed to spend more money to improve its broadband service overall. Welch says the company will still have to stick to the plan to make high speed internet service available to 87 percent of its customers by next April.