Qwest's future still under review

More than three months into his tenure, new Qwest CEO Ed Mueller has yet to announce a new strategic plan for the company. Some Qwest observers have expressed their impatience and displeasure with Mueller's unhurried pace, but according to a story in The Denver Post, a new plan is coming by the end of the year. Still, a longer wait won't necessarily mean more fireworks, surprises and special guests when Mueller does announce his future plan. He's already told us not to expect an big changes, and The Post story suggests moves that would copy the larger former Bells, such as a major wireless acquisition or a broad TV strategy, are pretty unlikely.

Qwest has a very different market profile and customer base than its former Bell brethren, so maybe such moves don't make sense. But, what does make sense, and can Mueller figure it out?

For more:
- read this story in The Denver Post

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