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March 7, 2016

Posted  March 7, 2016

A Colorado-based telecommunications and Internet service provider company, Level 3 Communications, has agreed to pay more than $8 million to resolve allegations it improperly withheld rental payments to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (“MassDOT”) under an agreement that allows it to run fiber optic cables alongside state highways. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Level 3 Communications breached its contract with MassDOT and violated the Massachusetts False Claims Act by concealing the amount it owed the state agency and knowingly avoiding its annual rent obligations. MA

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