Sunday, April 13, 2008

Fairpoint Teleconference on Purchase of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont on Thursday

Fairpoint Communications will be hosting a teleconference on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss the Company's recently completed transaction in which FairPoint acquired Verizon Communications' landline and certain related operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Scheduled for the call from Fairpoint:

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gene Johnson
President, Peter Nixon
Chief Financial Officer, John Crowley

According to a Fairpoint press release posted on Fox Business, a slide presentation will be made publicly available prior to the conference call in the "Presentations" section of their Investor Relations page linked here. This morning (Sunday, 4/13/08) the presentation had not been posted yet. The press release also says the call will allow ample time for a Q&A session.

Here's the live call in information:

Lines open at 9:50 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2008
Call in number: (888) 253-4456 (US/Canada) or (706) 643-3201 (international)
Request the FairPoint Communications call or Conference ID# 4335773

The teleconference will be recorded and made available if you cannot make the live call. Here's the replay information:

Number: (800) 642-1687
Confirmation code 43357737
Recording Availability: Thursday, April 17, 2008 at approximately 1:00 p.m. ET through Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 11:59 p.m.

In addition, an online Webcast replay will be available beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET on April 17, 2008 and will remain available for one year.

If you've been following my writing you know I have great concerns about the availability of broadband services in rural parts of the United States. This will be an interesting teleconference - I'll be listening and writing about it here.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Gordon. I will try to join in on the teleconference.

Anonymous said...

I am one of those acquired Verizon customers that is not please with the service provided by Fairpoint. I seems to me that if this company were as great as they claim they would have hit the ground running. I am no longer able to view my account online nor does their website offer me any pricing for packages they offer. In today's techonolgy this should have all been worked out prior to take over so the customer (me) doesn't suffer. If I had a choice which I don't I would change to another provider at this point.