Pa. Phone Co. Yields To DOJ In Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (June 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Under antitrust pressure from the Department of Justice, telecom provider Citizens Communications will adapt restrictive settlements its now-subsidiary made with two competing phone companies that had tried to enter the market in rural Pennsylvania, the DOJ said Monday.

Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises, now owned by Citizens, struck the deals in 2006 with Blue Ridge and Service Electric following their request to provide service in Commonwealth's rural phone service area, but in March 2007 the DOJ voiced concerns about the deals' implications for competition.

The DOJ said Monday...
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