Qwest pushing for television regulation changes

Qwest (NYSE: Q) is apparently making noise in the video space, perhaps to clear the way for a new TV play once it's acquired by CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) As a first step, reports say Qwest is working to change the way video franchises are granted in Colorado, with an eye towards eliminating full build-out requirements.

To make way for these changes, Qwest is "in discussions with Colorado lawmakers" and "it's possible the company could be eyeing a similar push in other states," reports say.

In a more obvious signal that Qwest is looking to change minds, the telco is also meeting with organizations representing local governments, including the Colorado Municipal League and the Greater Metro Telecommunications Consortium. This is known as the back door approach.

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