CenturyLink Sues Sprint Over VoIP Fee Contracts

Law360, New York (November 17, 2009, 2:20 PM EST) -- Local units of telecommunications company CenturyLink Inc. are seeking over $20 million from Sprint Communications Co. LP, alleging that Sprint unilaterally lowered rates for connecting Voice Over Internet Protocol calls to local networks in violation of existing contracts.

In a complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, CenturyLink units from at least 13 states — including Virginia, Texas, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Oregon — alleged that beginning in June, Sprint lowered the rate it would pay for connecting VoIP calls...
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