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Sunday, September 6, 2009

FairPoint 3 State Hearing of 09/09: NH Regulators to Host Audio Conference Bridge

StimulatingBroadband.com 09/06/09 The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (NHPUC) announced on Thursday, September 3, that it will host an open dial-in audio conference bridge for all "interested parties" during the joint status conference of the public utility regulators of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont relative to the continuing operational failures of FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NYSE: FRP).

The unusual joint hearing of the 3 public utility commissions will be held this Wednesday, September 9, in Derry, NH, commencing at 1:00 p.m. (ET).

Specific dial-in / log-in information is reproduced, below.

The joint hearing was agreed to in August by the Maine Public Utilities Commission, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, and the Vermont Public Service Board, and was announced on August 26 (Notice copy, below).

The following is a full excerpt of the e-mail sent by the NHPUC:


NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
21 SOUTH FRUIT STREET, SUITE 10
CONCORD, NH 03301

September 3, 2009

Re: DT 07-011, Verizon New England
Transfer of Assets
September 9, 2009 Status Conference

To interested persons:
A teleconference bridge will be established for the September 9, 2009 status conference. Please use the following call in numbers.

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.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Adele Leighton
Case Coordinator
NHPUC
603-271-2438

The initial Hearing Notice for joint status conference, issued on August 26, 2009 is excerpted in full, below:



NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
21 SOUTH FRUIT STREET, SUITE 10
CONCORD, NH 03301

September 3, 2009

Re: DT 07-011, Verizon New England
Transfer of Assets
September 9, 2009 Status Conference

To the Parties:


The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, the Maine Public Utilities Commission and the Vermont Public Service Board will conduct a joint status conference concerning FairPoint Communications. Inc. at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at the Derry Municipal Center. located at 14 Manning Street in Derry, New Hampshire. Directions may be found at www.derry.nh.us. The procedure and scope of this joint status conference is described in the Secretarial Letter issued in this docket on August 12,2009.

Sincerely,
Debra A. Howland
Executive Director

cc: Service List
Docket File
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