Qwest exec calls decision 'overdue'
By Roger Fillion
Rocky Mountain News

Saturday, August 6, 2005

DSL provider Qwest Communications gave Friday's FCC decision a hearty thumbs-up, saying it would boost competition and give consumers better access to high-speed Internet services.

The Denver Baby Bell provides DSL service to about 1.2 million customers across its 14-state region.

In a statement, Qwest Senior Vice President Gary Lytle called the FCC decision "overdue."

"Prior rules which heavily regulated high-speed Internet services (DSL) but left cable-modem services free from all regulation were anti-competitive and harmful to consumers," he said.  "We now look forward to a complete transition to a fully competitive