This excerpt taken from the FRP 8-K filed Mar 9, 2009.
During the fourth quarter, our consolidated access line equivalents declined by 2.7% which reflected a modest improvement from the 2.8% decline that we experienced during the third quarter.
Also importantly, the quarter-over-quarter decline in the Northern New England business which, by the way, accounts for more than 80% of our total lines, improved to 2.7% in the fourth quarter compared to 3.1% in the third quarter. Now that reflected an improvement in the trend for both high-speed data subscribers as well as voice access lines. And it is important to keep in mind that, as Gene mentioned, our fourth quarter numbers do typically contain some seasonality associated with, in particular, the early fall disconnects that we see in the Northern New England states as well as in certain of our Legacy FairPoint markets.