Colo. Supreme Court Rules On Basic Phone Rates

By: AP
By: AP

DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld a rate increase for basic phone service sought by Qwest, raising the rate from about $15 to $17 a month.

The Colorado office representing consumers had challenged the increase sought by Qwest, saying there was no proof the increase was justified.

CenturyLink acquired Qwest Communications International Inc. in 2011.

The court ruled Monday that the Public Utilities Commission properly considered all of the facts and the increase is justified.

The ruling also affects message maximum rates and other services.

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  • by Meh on May 1, 2012 at 12:12 PM
    Costs go up. No biggie. If you don't like it, drop them.
  • by Money on Apr 30, 2012 at 12:27 PM
    That's why I no longer have a home phone. I can get computer access without a home phone.
  • by Senior Ctz on Apr 30, 2012 at 10:04 AM
    I just got my monthlly bill reduced to an affordable rate, now BANG it is GONE with this rate increase. No justice!!!
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