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Fairpoint Name Vanishing As Consolidated Begins Rebranding

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Consolidated Communications

The company that bought FairPoint Communications is discarding the old name and making plans to upgrade the service of tens of thousands of customers in northern New England.
Consolidated Communications, which has operations in 24 states, is going to begin rebranding with its own logo for trucks and buildings early in the new year, providing the most visible change for its customers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont since it bought FairPoint last summer.

The Mattoon, Illinois-based company has been making changes behind the scenes since closing on the $1.5 billion deal: It has eliminated state presidents in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont in favor of the new company's regionalized structure and has been quietly preparing to roll out higher-speed internet offerings.

The new team will be negotiating its first contract with workers in the coming year.

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