Forty two companies register with PUC to provide local telephone service
The names seem to change every week -- MGC Communications, Maxcess, Compuconnections Network Corp., and Second Century Communications -- but the request is the same.
They all want to become Competitive Local Exchange Carriers. They want to compete with U S West Communications.
Since the Colorado State Legislature opened up telecommunications competition in July 1996, 165 companies filed for certificates to operate as local exchange carriers in the state, said Barbara Fernandez, spokeswoman for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. Practically every week, the commission's …