FairPoint rejects 11 of 56 state conditions

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The company that wants to take over Verizon’s land lines in Vermont has agreed with most of the conditions recommended by the Vermont Department of Public Service.

But FairPoint Communications disagrees with 11 of the 56 proposals and has offered four alternatives.

The North Carolina company balked at a proposal that it provide broadband services to all land lines in at least 50 percent of its phone numbers by the end of 2010.

The company instead offered to provide 88 percent broadband coverage by 2010, saying 100 percent coverage for half of its exchanges would require substantial investments and time.

FairPoint is hoping to buy all of Verizon’s assets in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

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