Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Panel To Decide On Qwest Plan.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Rosalie Rayburn Journal Staff Writer

* Internet service providers and consumer groups objected to expediting hearings

Qwest, Internet service providers and consumer groups hammered out a schedule Wednesday for state regulators to decide on Qwest's $788 million five-year investment plan.

The Public Regulation Commission agreed to the schedule, setting Dec. 20-22 as the dates for public comment on the plan.

Formal hearings will follow on Dec. 27 through 29. During this time Qwest will present its case for the alternative form of regulation, which is a plan that covers quality of service and consumer protection issues.

Opponents of the plan will present their testimony on Jan. …

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