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Regulators Can Modify Qwest Access Rates: Judge

Law360 (November 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge gave Qwest Communications an unpleasant jolt Friday, holding that regulators in Nebraska did not violate federal mandate when they modified the rates Qwest can charge competitors for access to its local telephone networks.

Judge Richard G. Kopf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska grounded Qwest’s allegations that the Nebraska Public Service Commission violated the Telecommunications Act of 1996 when it revised the rates for competitors’ use of Qwest’s unbundled loops, or the wires and cables that connect homes and...
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