StimulatingBroadband.com 09/09/09 The unprecedented multi-jurisdictional hearing, conducted jointly by the 3 public utility commissions of the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont relative to the continuing operational failures, reorganization, and financial capabilities of Fairpoint Communications Inc. (NYSE: FRP) commenced at 1:00 P.M. (ET) today.
The hearing called a "joint status conference," was just called to order by Mr. Thomas B. Getz, Chairman of the New Hampshire Public Utility Commission (NHPUC).
The proceeding, being held in the Derry Municipal Building in Derry, NH, is now being carried on a live dial-in audio conference bridge established by the (NHPUC), and operated by vendor Geneys Conferencing.
Dial-in procedure for audio conference bridge:
1) Call toll free: 1-866-779-0774
2) Dial the following meeting number when prompted: *5793094* The pre and post asterisks must be included or the number will not work.
Portland, ME television broadcaster WMTW is providing live streaming video of the hearing, now at: http://www.wmtw.com/video/20810698/index.html Update of 4:45 pm: WMTW is reporting the video feed is offline, and their vendor is working to restore. StimulatingBroadband.com