Qwest Communicaitons to Pass on First Round of Broadband Stimulus Bidding

Qwest Communications International Inc. has stated that it will not offer any bids for the first round of a $7.2 billion rural broadband stimulus program through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The company is abstaining from the program, designed to expand the reach of high-speed Internet to remote areas,  because it says participating in the program under its current rule structure doesn’t make sense, the company said.

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