FairPoint Communications says a four-month strike and a succession of winter storms pushed it deeper into the red in the fourth quarter of 2014.
The company reports a net loss of $43.6 million for the quarter.
For the year, FairPoint lost more than $136.3 million.
In a quarterly earnings conference call, FairPoint CEO Paul Sunu suggested the worst is over now that FairPoint has negotiated new union contracts.
Sunu said to improve the revenue picture, the company has to increase the number of wholesale customers and commercial clients.