Qwest to Colo. Cities: Too Much Information

Posted on June 22, 2007 - 11:11pm.

Note: Apparently Qwest feels telling cities where they plan to provide service is a violation of their corporate privacy. We feel such information is essential to preventing the red-lining of portions of communities in addition to allowing the municpalities to best manage the protection of public rights of way.

from: MultiChannel News

Qwest to Colo. Cities: Too Much Information

(Multichannel News) _ Qwest Communications International http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6450919.html is balking at a request for information by the Greater Metro Telecommunications Consortium http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6286272.html, which representing 31 cities in Colorado, AP reported.

The Denver-area communities of Brighton, Glendale, Northglenn and Wheat Ridge are requiring firms seeking cable-TV franchises to turn over material including proprietary information, such as where a company plans to establish service, AP reported.

"You might as well label it the cable-monopoly-protection ordinance," Qwest spokeswoman Carolyn Tyler told AP.

GMTC president Darryn Zuehlke told AP the Federal Communications Commission's March ruling requiring local governments to reject or approve cable-franchise applications within 90 days http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6421729.html requires "very limited data of what the applicant has to provide to a local franchise authority."

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