Qwest deal wins Nebraska's OK
January 5, 2011
The Nebraska Public Service Commission conducted a “substantive
review” of the transaction, Century Link said, including items
that would impact smaller competitive carriers that subscribe to
As part of the agreement, the companies pledged $10 million in
broadband infrastructure investment in
More than 200,000
“We are pleased the PSC has voted in favor of our merger with
CenturyLink,” said Rex Fisher, Qwest's
Fisher earlier announced that he would leave the company after the merger takes effect.
During a hearing before the Nebraska PSC, Fisher said the merged
company would serve
Five other state bodies and the Federal Communications Commission must also approve the deal before it can move ahead, but the plan is expected to clear those hurdles.
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