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Rocky Mountain News
Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Qwest accused of secret deals in Nebraska

Qwest Communications is being accused of making secret deals that prevented some phone companies from having fair access to lease its phone lines in Nebraska.

AT&T Communications of the Midwest Inc. and TCG Omaha Inc. filed the action against Qwest in U.S. District Court in Nebraska.

Qwest spokeswoman Kara Rovere said she would not comment on pending litigation.

The Denver telco previously agreed to pay a $7.5 million penalty to settle similar claims in Colorado and has been penalized tens of millions of dollars in other states.,2777,DRMN_23916_5037944,00.html