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FairPoint Completes Bentleyville Acquisition

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 9 -- FairPoint Communications Inc., a provider of communications services to rural communities nationwide, announced that it has completed a merger with Bentleyville Communications Corp., with Bentleyville now a subsidiary of FairPoint. The net cost of this merger to FairPoint is $9.3 million. Bentleyville, a 90-year-old company, provides telecommunications, cable and Internet services to rural areas of southwestern Pennsylvania and has approximately 3,600 access line equivalents currently in operation. Bentleyville is one of two rural local exchange carriers FairPoint currently operates in Pennsylvania; FairPoint acquired Marianna and Scenery Hill Telephone Co. in September 2001.

Photonics.com
Sep 2005
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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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