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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Daily Number – 1,800,000,000

Yesterday, the state Senate narrowly (26-24) passed legislation containing $1.8 billion in new taxes to help fill the gap and balance the FY 2017-18 state budget. Among the increases included in House Bill 542 is a provision which would increase the Gross Receipts Tax on telephone companies/customers from 50 to 60 mills. Senate Majority Leader […]


Industry News

Consolidated Communications has officially sealed the deal with its acquisition of FairPoint Communications, making it the ninth largest fiber provider in the country. Consolidated President and CEO Bob Udell offered that the combined company’s greater scale will allow it to better serve its customers with more than 36,000 route miles of fiber.