Stimulus could be boon for Qwest
By Jeff Smith
Rocky Mountain News
Friday, January 16, 2009
Denver-based Qwest Communications is expected to benefit if a
draft economic-stimulus measure becomes law.
The $825 billion measure drafted by the U.S. House of
Representatives includes $6 billion in grants to expand access
to high-speed Internet service in rural and underserved areas.
telco recently sent President-elect Barack Obama's transition
team a proposal to use government grants to provide Internet
speeds of 7 megabits a second or higher in unserved areas.
Such a proposal would create thousands of jobs in the
engineering and construction of such broadband facilities, Qwest
Obama also has said he wants to expand Americans' access to
high-speed Internet services.