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Telecommunications Sector

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Photos: Meet the Five Richest Coloradans in 2014

    Forbes has just released its annual list of the 400 richest people in America, and five Coloradans made the cut. Who are they and where did they land on Forbes' roster? Count them down below, complete with photos and excerpts from Forbes data and text. For the original post, click here. See also: T ... More >>

  • News

    March 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Dish Network on Most Hated Companies List -- but Comcast places even higher

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Qwest sign to vanish, but Sol Trujillo, digital space man, is still questing

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Qwest, CenturyLink merger on the line for Colorado Public Utilities Commission

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Qwest merger: Is it the right number for telecom history buffs?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Qwest merger: Bill Ritter, Mark Udall, Michael Bennet weigh in on losing company HQ

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    DISH Network rips proposed Comcast-NBC Universal merger

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    DISH Network shanghais a pirate: Read the judgment here

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Qwest Wireless sets a death date

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    HDNet finally available on Comcast

    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 pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006

    Who's Got Games?

    Although Sunday's preseason pairing between the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans aired locally on Channel 31, coverage was actually provided by the NFL Network, a venture owned and operated by the National Football League. This fiduciary relationship may explain why the broadcast team of Spero ... More >>

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Peter Knobel, Phone Home

    Interesting developments in a developer's background.

  • News

    December 8, 2005

    Channeling

    Deproduction has a plan to save public-access TV in Denver. Good luck.

  • News

    July 21, 2005

    Getting Their Bell Rung

    Tim Wirth dials in on the telecom wars.

  • News

    July 21, 2005

    Waltz of the Cannibals

    How to demolish the telecom industry, in six easy steps.

  • News

    February 19, 2004

    Cable Guy

    Bill Daniels made a fortune bringing cable to the West. But would he agree with how his legacy is being spent?

  • Goods & Services

    March 27, 2003

    Best Free Seasonal Service

    soberRide Free Cab Rides New Year's Eve

  • People & Places

    March 27, 2003
  • People & Places

    March 27, 2003

    Best Consumer Watchdog With New Bite

    Jack Ehnes
    California State Teachers Retirement System

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Follow That Story

    Do Not Pass Go

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Con Air

    Mile High Telecom promised to be an alternative to Qwest, but the line is going dead.

  • News

    September 26, 2002

    A Hard Cell

    There are a million Qwest stories in the naked city. This is just one of them.

  • Goods & Services

    April 4, 2002
  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Information Super-Railway

    Not everyone is aboard Colorado's high-tech locomotive.

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    How the West Was One

    A partnership between Qwest and the state may sink a rural Internet provider.

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2001

    Best News for Movie Buffs

    The Starz Encore Film Center

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000
  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000
  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Follow that story

    US West deregulation issues; War between union and steel mill rages on

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised!

    How Denver’s Hispanic community lost a cable-TV channel but gained a “heritage center.” Maybe.

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Platinum Sol

    US West's golden CEO just keeps getting richer and richer.

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Liars on the Line

    While US West delayed service for months, the company stockpiled millions.

  • Calendar

    November 4, 1999

    High Wire Acts

    Stephen Keating reads from Cutthroat: High Stakes and Killer Moves on the Electronic Frontier

  • News

    August 12, 1999
  • News

    August 12, 1999

    Bells Are Ringing

    US West put service on the line so it could make the deal.

  • News

    April 8, 1999

    Disconnected

    As US West pulls strings at the legislature, it could cut the lines to competition.

  • News

    December 24, 1998

    Adios AOL, Hola Problema

    What's in a name? A fight, if your name is America Online.

  • News

    July 9, 1998
  • News

    May 7, 1998

    Chilly Reception

    The cable industry pushes through a new law aimed at signal pirates.

  • News

    March 19, 1998

    Cowboys and Influence

    A state senator and his range-riding pal team up to hog-tie a crucial piece of telephone legislation.

  • News

    January 15, 1998

    Dynasty: The Lost Episode!

    Did the recently concluded fight over the Magness fortune have an oddly familiar ring to it? Here's why.

  • News

    October 23, 1997

    Calling to Collect

    The City of Denver declares war on the state legislature over a telephone bill.

  • News

    February 13, 1997

    Do Not Adjust Your Set

    TCI's plan to downgrade its upgrade gets a chilly reception.

  • News

    July 11, 1996

    Dial "M" for Monopoly

    In the brave new world of telecommunications, US West has an ace up its sleeve: the residential phone customer.

  • News

    March 21, 1996

    Wire Me Up, Wire Me Down

    US West's new cable partner knows how to make sweet deals. Just ask the FCC.

  • News

    November 22, 1995

    SORRY, WRONG NUMBERS

    THE PUC PUTS A SMALL PHONE CARRIER ON HOLD-UP.

  • News

    August 16, 1995

    ANOTHER CABLE FABLE

    CABLE THEFT IS A SERIOUS CRIME--BUT NOT IN TCI'S BOOK.

  • News

    June 14, 1995

    A FUND TRIP TO DENVER

    KEY SENATOR PRESSLER STOPS BY TO QUIETLY SCOOP UP CASH FROM LOCAL CABLE MOGULS.

  • News

    March 16, 1994

    TOTALLY TUBULAR

    THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY ARRIVES--AFTER A FASHION--AT TWO LITTLETON HIGH SCHOOLS.

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