Great Works Internet Gets Ally In FairPoint Billing Row

Law360, New York (January 15, 2010, 6:48 PM EST) -- Great Works Internet, a competitive local exchange carrier in Maine that provides phone and broadband systems in competition with bankrupt rival FairPoint Communications Inc., has gained the support of the state's public advocate in a $3 million billing fight.

On Wednesday, Maine's public advocate intervened on behalf of Biddeford, Maine-based Great Works, which has asked the Maine Public Utilities Commission to investigate FairPoint's billing, collection and disconnection practices.

"Based on our observations of FairPoint, and the way they have been treating competitors, they've been pretty egregious,"...
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