• On June 29, 2011, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) denied the motion of Qwest Corp. and CenturyLink, Inc. to dismiss a complaint filed by Eschelon Telecom of Colorado, Inc., d/b/a Integra Telecom. Integra alleges that Qwest and CenturyLink are not complying with conditions contained in a multi-state merger settlement agreement related to the carriers' Operational Support Systems (OSS). Integra had asserted in a letter to the CPUC that Qwest announced to CLECs in its service territory that it plans to retire and replace its OSS for repairs with a new repair system before the end of 2011, despite the fact that the terms of the settlement agreement require Qwest to use and offer the legacy Qwest OSS for a two-year period. Qwest and CenturyLink moved to dismiss the action on the ground that the letter could not properly be converted into a formal complaint. The CPUC, however, rejected that argument, stating that "Qwest/CenturyLink certainly understood this to be the key issue" in Integra's letter to the Commission and put the carriers on notice of their alleged violations of the merger agreement. The CPUC also established a prehearing conference for tomorrow, July 12, 2011. Docket Nos. 10A-350T and 11F-436T.