PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The largest land-line telecommunications company in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont says it has won a $16 million contract to provide telecommunications services for more than 400 health care facilities in the region.

FairPoint Communications Inc. says the four-year contract supports the needs of the New England Telehealth Consortium

The three-state consortium received a $24.6 million award from the Federal Communications Commission Rural Health Care Pilot Program to bring telemedicine to the region.

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