Qwest Files Access Charge Lawsuit Against CLECs in Seattle

Qwest has begun following in the footsteps of SBC/AT&T by bringing collection actions against CLECs and their IXC customers for access charges which are allegedly due for terminating traffic to Qwest customers. On November 26, 2008 Qwest sued several companies in federal district court in Seattle, Washington. Defendants included Anovian, Broadvox, Transcom Enhanced Services and Transcom Communications, Maskina and Unipoint. The lawsuit claims that long distance calls were terminated to Qwest local customers without paying access charges due to Qwest.