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Qwest Communications International Inc. is asking President-elect Barack Obamaand infrastructure in rural areas.
The Denver, Colo.-based telecom company pitched its proposal in a letter last week, suggesting that federal grants would help companies overcome high costs associated with building infrastructure in rural areas and generate jobs.
Qwest, the dominant carrier in Minnesota, asked that such telecom funding be included in an economic stimulus proposal. Obama has voiced support for expanding broadband access in underserved areas, but has not released details of what a plan might look like, though tax credits have been discussed as an option.