FairPoint Communications launches wholesale E-Line services for Vermont, NH, Maine

first_imgConsolidated Communications,FairPoint Communications has announced its release of Carrier Ethernet products specifically designed for the wholesale market.FairPoint’s E-Line service is now available to its wholesale customers who are authorized to provide services in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. FairPoint has made its new E-Line services of Ethernet Private Line (EPL) and Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) possible by significantly investing in its communications infrastructure and technology to bring these and other broadband services to northern New England. FairPoint’s new fiber-based, high-capacity network ‘ called VantagePoint(SM) ‘ offers its wholesale customers a better, faster way to connect to their customers.”Offered on our state-of-the-art VantagePoint(SM) network, FairPoint’s Carrier Ethernet services bring unparalleled reliability and service,” said Michelle Hymson, assistant vice president of wholesale services. “Coupled with service availability in hundreds of its central offices, FairPoint’s reach far surpasses other wholesale providers in northern New England.”FairPoint encourages its wholesale customers to contact their account team to review E-Line services and its other high-bandwidth solutions or visit www.FairPoint.com/wholesale(link is external) for more information.About FairPoint CommunicationsFairPoint Communications, Inc., (NASDAQCM: FRP) (www.FairPoint.com(link is external)) is a leading communications provider of high-speed Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other broadband services to customers in communities across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable network, FairPoint delivers data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. VantagePoint(SM), FairPoint’s resilient IP-based network in northern New England, provides business customers a fast, flexible, affordable Ethernet connection. The VantagePoint(SM) network supports applications like video conferencing and e-learning. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at www.FairPoint.com(link is external). You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter (www.twitter.com/myfairpoint(link is external)) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/myfairpoint(link is external)).SOURCE FairPoint Communications, Inc. CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

September Surge: Pennsylvanians Love Online Voter Registration

first_img  SHARE  TWEET Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Innovation,  The Blog,  Voting & Elections The numbers are in and what they show is clear: Pennsylvanians are loving online voter registration (OVR) with more applications being filed online than by paper form and besting totals from the last two presidential elections.If you aren’t registered yet, stop reading this blog and do it now (or before the October 11 deadline) at register.votespa.com.Now, in September alone, a whopping 172,256 residents used OVR to register for the first time (122,021) or update their existing registration (50,235).That is about 20,000 more than the 152,912 who used a paper form last month.Combined that’s 325,168 applications, which outpaces both the 284,236 applications in September 2008 and the 186,449 applications in September 2012.Governor Wolf and Secretary of State Cortés launched OVR to make voter registration more convenient, secure and accessible. Since then, more than 675,000 Pennsylvanians have used OVR.New this year is 2Vote, a voter registration text messaging service. Simply text “PA” to “2Vote” (28683) on a smartphone and you will receive a link that provides direct access to the online voter registration application, as well as links to check voter registration status, locate your polling place and find contact information for county offices and the Department of State.The Department of State’s website votespa.com, available in English and Spanish, also offers a polling place locator and county boards of elections contact information. It also includes tips for first-time voters and members of the military.In addition, voters can familiarize themselves with the voting system they will use in their home county on Election Day.For more information on voter registration, call the Department of State’s toll-free hotline at 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772) or visit VotesPA.com. By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary October 05, 2016 September Surge: Pennsylvanians Love Online Voter Registration SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Amnesty International Wants SARS Probed for Killing Football Fan

first_imgAmnesty International has called for the probe of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police unit for killing a football fan while he was watching a televised football match in Lagos last Sunday.Kolade Johnson was reportedly shot accidentally by SARS officers who had been pursuing another man at the football viewing centre.Amnesty International has documented a pattern of grave human rights violations carried out by SARS since 2016. “Kolade Johnson is the latest victim of the SARS police unit which has become notorious for extrajudicial killings, torture and extortion,” said Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria.“This appears to be an unlawful killing which must be impartially and thoroughly investigated, with any officers suspected of criminal responsibility for wrongdoing brought to justice in fair trial before an ordinary civilian court.“It is shameful that more than two years since Amnesty International highlighted crimes under international law and human rights violations by SARS, these shocking incidents continue unabated.”According to reports, Kolade Johnson was hit by a stray bullet when SARS officers tried to disperse a crowd during an operation to arrest another man.There has been a public outcry over the killing, with thousands of people using the #EndSARS social media hashtag in the past 24 hours.“Nigerians will no longer accept the brutality being unleashed against them by SARS on an almost daily basis,” said Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria.“SARS is a police unit created to protect the people. Instead it has become a danger to society, torturing its victims with complete impunity while fomenting a toxic climate of fear and corruption.”Amnesty International’s investigations into the activities of SARS across Nigeria since 2016 have exposed the callous workings of a police squad operating outside of the law.The September 2016 report ‘Nigeria: You have signed your death warrant’ showed how the unit has been systematically torturing detainees as a means of extracting confessions and bribes.All subsequent government pledges to reform SARS, including one by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in August last year, have amounted to nothing.In addition to its stated remit of tackling violent crime, in some cases, SARS investigates civil matters and has tortured detainees involved in contractual, business and even domestic disputes.Victims of SARS crimes are often legally powerless to defend themselves against criminal accusations and torture.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP advise public of potential frauds and scams

first_imgAccording to RCMP, they have bee receiving numerous reports in relation to a variety of scams and frauds. Police say a majority of the scams reported involved fraudsters stating they are the CRA and instructing the citizen to send money owed to prevent arrest. – Advertisement -Other fraudsters try to obtain personal information, such as SIN, Passport, or Drivers licence numbers. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are reminding local residents and business owners to be cautious of potential scams and frauds. center_img Police advise the public to use extra caution any time they are asked for money and reminds you that the CRA or any other Government department does not demand money transfers over the phone. For further information to protect yourself and your business, you can visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at antifraudcentre.ca or call1-888-495-8501. Advertisementlast_img read more