A list of "The 19 Most Hated Companies in America" in The Atlantic aspires to quantify all the rotten customer service, hidden and excessive fees, broken promises and general consumer aggravation out there. And one Colorado-based company, Dish Network, shows up at No. 18 -- a bit embarrassing ... More >>
Sol Trujillo.Crews will be taking down the big blue Qwest signs high above California Street next week, replacing them with the bilious green CenturyLink logo. So ends an acrimonious era, as Qwest -- the former fiber-optic whiz kid, the brash bad boy of the telecom world who came to town amid ... More >>
Colorado's Public Utilities Commission is slated to sign off on Qwest's merger with CenturyLink today, a day after Montana became the fourteenth state to okay the deal, pushing memories of Mountain Bell even further down the line. The PUC was initially scheduled to approve the merger last we ... More >>
Almost three months after CenturyTel announced a $22 billion deal to take over Qwest Communications, some of the most important questions about the historic merger remain unanswered -- like what happens to all those old phone books, weird equipment, archival collections and other cool bits of ... More >>
"If they try to take our jobs, who'll join my posse?"As we told you earlier today, Qwest is being acquired by CenturyTel in a $10.6 billion stock swap. We don't know the repercussions yet, and won't for a while. But they'll undoubtedly be significant in light of the fact that the combined co ... More >>
Englewood's own DISH Network has launched a passionate, if long-shot, effort to stop the blockbuster merger of Comcast and NBC Universal. This morning, in letters addressed to U.S. reps Rick Boucher and Cliff Stearns, as well as to senators Herb Kohl and Orrin Hatch, DISH executive vice pres ... More >>
Englewood-based DISH Network faces plenty of challenges in today's entertainment environment, not the least of which is piracy of its programming using software that lets folks with free-to-air receivers view it for nothing. Which is a lot cheaper than a monthly fee. Stopping all such scheme ... More >>
Former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio received good news when he learned that the U.S. Justice Department had decided against appealing the reduction of his original six-year jail sentence for insider-trading violations. But many Qwest Wireless customers will probably be less excited upon leraning the ... More >>
John Malone. John Malone, the local mogul at the helm of Liberty Media, didn't become one of the richest men in the state by making foolish investments. But his decision, made public moments ago, to provide $530 million in loans to Sirius XM Radio in exchange for a 40 percent equity stake in the st ... More >>
This 2006 Message column "HDNet Gains" profiled HDNet, billionaire Mark Cuban's high-definition television network. At the time, Cuban and his Denver-based partner, Philip Garvin, were thrilled about adding longtime CBS anchor Dan Rather to HDNet's family. But Garvin remained frustrated that the p ... More >>
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The cable industry pushes through a new law aimed at signal pirates.
A state senator and his range-riding pal team up to hog-tie a crucial piece of telephone legislation.
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The City of Denver declares war on the state legislature over a telephone bill.
TCI's plan to downgrade its upgrade gets a chilly reception.
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THE PUC PUTS A SMALL PHONE CARRIER ON HOLD-UP.
CABLE THEFT IS A SERIOUS CRIME--BUT NOT IN TCI'S BOOK.
KEY SENATOR PRESSLER STOPS BY TO QUIETLY SCOOP UP CASH FROM LOCAL CABLE MOGULS.
THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY ARRIVES--AFTER A FASHION--AT TWO LITTLETON HIGH SCHOOLS.