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Never say never in the telecommunications industry. This is precisely what the young heads of QWest learnt after their manic adrenaline rush while writing off old-school US West employees and boasting of new rapid business models. Westword analyzes the full circle that QWest have come after nearly bullying over telephone company US West and firing their employees. Riding high on the stock wave soon after they took off, the new-age telecom player (QWest) were eaten up by the dotcom bust in the late '90's. Currently they face allegations of all sorts- from SEC filings to unfair pensioners policies and biased executive compensation packages.
The Denver Post's three part series. "Part 1: The merger of Qwest and U.S. West creates culture shock as deal-driven revenue becomes king. Publicly the picture is rosy but, in private, doubts grow. Part 2: As the telecom industry crashes, Qwest unravels unable to hold off critics and investigators who question the company's accounting. Part 3: A new leader tries to restore credibility, but Qwest remains besieged by federal investigations and unhappy shareholders." Includes a timeline graphic of major events.
Tags: Qwest; U.S. West; telephone; telecommunications; telecom; accounting; federal investigation; mergers; business deals; business; spending; costs; accounting gimmicks; fraudulent accounting; Joe Nacchio
By allowing new competitors into the local phone market, the 1996 telecom act helped create the new telecom economy. But it contained a fatal flaw that allowed the Bells to control new entrants' access to customers, even as these two compete for the same customers. The result is that the Bells are dominating the market and able to drive new telecom companies out of business.