More on state plan for Qwest-CenturyLink merger
January 3, 2011
State residents are apparently nonplussed about how the Qwest-CenturyLink merger is going down.
Of the 73 public comments submitted so far to the state Utilities and Transportation Commission, 34 are opposed, 33 undecided and six are in favor of the deal.
Last week, the companies, the UTC staff and the state Attorney
General's Office reached an agreement on conditions needed for
the deal to receive state approval. Among other things, the deal
caps residential phone rates for three years after the deal
closes and requires CenturyLink to spend at least $80 million
upgrading broadband infrastructure in