Northern New England Telephone Operations
|Trading name||FairPoint Communications - NNE|
|Type||Private (Subsidiary of FairPoint)|
|Predecessor(s)||Verizon New England|
|Area served||Maine, New Hampshire|
|Products||Local Telephone Service|
|Parent||Verizon New England (2006-2008)
|Subsidiaries||Telephone Operating Company of Vermont|
Northern New England Telephone Operations LLC is a Bell Operating Company founded in 2006. It is a subsidiary of FairPoint Communications and operates telephone lines in Maine and New Hampshire originally served by New England Telephone.
Northern New England Telephone Operations was created as a subsidiary of Verizon New England named Northern New England Telephone Operations, Inc. to operate exchanges that Verizon was preparing to sell to FairPoint Communications in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Sale to FairPoint
In 2008, the company was transferred to Northern New England Spinco, which was in turn spun-off from Verizon and merged into FairPoint, with all Northern New England Spinco subsidiaries becoming direct holdings of FairPoint. One of the conditions of the sale, despite protest by FairPoint, was that NNETO would be regulated as a Bell Operating Company. The biggest element of this condition required FairPoint to follow rules applying to the Baby Bells under the Second Computer Inquiry decision in their newly acquired territories in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Following the sale, Northern New England Telephone Operations was converted to a limited liability company. The company's operations in Vermont were separated into Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, which is wholly owned by NNETO.
The company does business as FairPoint Communications - NNE.
- Proposed Findings of Fact of Verizon
- FCC Grants Approval for Sale of Verizon Subsidiaries to Fairpoint Rural Spectrum Scanner. Retrieved 2012-06-05.
- FairPoint | Tariffs