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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Qwest Communications
Current Parent CompanyLumen Technologies
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Penalty: $360,000
Year: 2006
Date: June 28, 2006
Offense Group: miscellaneous offenses
Primary Offense: utility administrative violation
Secondary Offense: price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: The commission fined Qwest $900,000 in 2002 for trying to delay AT&T in offering local phone service in Minnesota. In 2006 the PUC reduced the fine to $360,000 -- in part because AT&T eventually decided not to compete against Qwest.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: Minnesota
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Louisiana
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
Specific Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
Source of Data: PUC upholds Qwest fine of $26M, St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 28, 2006 (via Nexis).
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Current parent company note: Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.