PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Public Utilities Commission says FairPoint Communications is on target to provide high-speed internet access to 83 percent of its Maine customers by the end of the year.
The three-member PUC, made the comments Tuesday.
The Portland Press Herald says that on Monday the commission held a daylong session focused on FairPoint’s progress in achieving its goal of expanding broadband coverage in the state.
As a condition of FairPoint’s being allowed to buy the landline telephone system for Maine in 2008, the PUC ruled the company must make broadband available to 83 percent of its customers by the end of the year, 85 percent by mid-2012 and 87 percent within five years of the purchase.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com