CWA Urges New Mexico Supreme Court to Uphold State Oversight of CenturyLink

As CenturyLink continues to oppose the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC)'s efforts to scrutinize the company's service, CWA filed a brief on October 5 urging the New Mexico Supreme Court to uphold the NMPRC's oversight of CenturyLink.

In February, the NMPRC approved a hearing examiner's recommendation to reject CenturyLink's claim that it should be exempt from regulation. The commission determined that CenturyLink failed to show that there is "effective competition" for residential phone service in the markets they serve.

CWA played a major role in the hearing examiner's recommendation and the Commission's decision, providing expert witnesses and extensive briefs rebutting CenturyLink’s claims.

"CenturyLink continues to try to shirk its responsibility to over 100,000 New Mexicans who rely on the company for residential phone service, particularly in rural areas," said Brenda Roberts, CWA District 7 Vice President. "Fortunately, New Mexico has not adopted the deregulation agenda being pushed by corporations who are more interested in serving their big stockholders than their customers."