This excerpt taken from the FRP 8-K filed May 9, 2006.
We expect the first FairPoint Company to convert to the MACC platform later this month and we expect the mailing of bills using the MACC platform to occur in June of 2006. All of these benchmarks are consistent with the original timetable that we laid out last year.
We still anticipate that all the companies currently on ICMS, which represent about two-thirds of our access lines, will be converted to MACC by the middle of the year. We expect that the remaining non- ICMS companies will be converted by early to mid 2007, so that is still the schedule we laid out for you last year. The end results will be a system and process that is going to allow us to better serve our customers, enhance our marketing efforts, and increase operational efficiency.
In addition, comments about the Cass County assets purchase that is still going along quite nicely. We still expect the transaction to close sometime around mid-year. You remember that company serves about 8600 access lines equivalence in Kansas and Missouri and fits very nicely into the acquisition profile that we have established. It is quite rural in nature. It has DSL service available currently to 90% of its access lines. It is not subject to significant cable modem competition in its markets. It is very consistent with FairPoint and the way we look as a company.