Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Qwest petitions FCC for $4.2B in USF funds to defray broadband infrastructure costs

The Denver Business Journal reports Denver-based telco Qwest has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission seeking $4.2 billion from the Universal Service Fund to defray the cost of deploying broadband infrastructure in its 14-state service area located in the western United States.

According to the newspaper, current FCC rules make the funds inaccessbile to Qwest.

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