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Cox says Qwest complaint premature
By Rocky Mountain News
Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Cox Communications said today that Qwest Communications is making a bigger deal out of a business dispute in Arizona than it should.  Qwest on Monday complained to Arizona regulators that Cox had illegally entered, used, disconnected and damaged its facilities in the state.  The Denver telco wants regulators to put a stop to the alleged activity and require Cox to compensate Qwest for more than $500,000 in alleged damages.

"We feel the complaint is premature and raises the issue to a bigger level than what it needs to be," Cox spokesman David Grabert said.  He said Cox is trying to resolve several operational procedures with Qwest, with possible compensation involved.  "If (Qwest) spent more time focusing on service to their customers instead of trying to vilify their most successful competitor in the press, they’d be better off.",2777,DRMN_23910_4429898,00.html