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MAYTUM SONS PROMOTED AT DUNKIRK PHONE FIRM

Robert A. Maytum has turned over the president's job at Dunkirk & Fredonia Telephone Co. to his sons Kurt, 38, and Mark, 34, as the family-run telecommunications company expands into new territories and services.

The elder Maytum remains chairman and chief executive officer of the Fredonia-based company.

Kurt Maytum will be in charge of technology, public relations and corporate development, the company said. Mark Maytum will oversee administration and management. The two previously served as executive vice presidents. Doing business as DFT Communications, the company with $20 million in revenue has 125 employees and over 16,000 local phone lines in New York and northern Pennsylvania. It has offices in Buffalo, Fredonia and Jamestown.

In recent years, DFT has expanded from its home territory as the incumbent local service provider in Dunkirk and Fredonia, selling Internet access, long distance, wireless communication and security systems as well as dial tone. It is a unit of Lynch Interactive Corp. in Rye.

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