09/01/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Silverton: Qwest Fiber-Optic Link Never Completed Despite Taxpayer Funding

San Juan County and the Town of Silverton filed a formal complaint Wednesday, June 30, with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission against Qwest Communications, Inc. for failing to complete the last 16 miles of a state-funded fiber optic line.

The complaint alleges that Qwest has provided sub-standard telecommunication services to Silverton as the San Juan County seat since June 30 2005, the state mandated deadline for completion of the work.

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