In a move only a die-hard monopolist would dare engage in, Qwestar Gas is moving to keep individual consumers out of rate hearings. The move is designed to prevent upset customers from criticizing the company and questioning its witnesses at Public Service Commission hearings. This is all despite very few people actually appearing at the meetings and has been prompted by a citizen activist raising Cain over some proposed rate increases.
What does this have to do with broadband policy, you might ask? The Public Service Commission also oversees telecommunications companies. I'm betting that Qwest and Comcast won't waste too much time in supporting Questar's efforts.
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