The Maine Public Utilities Commission could decide next week on whether to approve the sale of Verizon’s wired phone network to FairPoint Communications.
The Public Utilities Commission denied a request yesterday for an evidentiary hearing sought by labor unions on a partial settlement reached by the two companies, state consumer advocates and other parties in the case.
The commission also asked the parties to quickly clear up a number of questions they have with the proposed settlement.
The commission decided to meet Dec. 26th, when they could make a final decision on the case.
To go forward, the deal must be approved by utility regulators in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.