Questions remain after NC Telecom hearing

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County officials say little came from NC Telecom bankruptcy hearings in Denver on Thursday.

A Jan. 27 deadline was set at the hearings for creditors to file claims in the case, said Kathleen Taylor, county attorney.

But it still remains unclear what would become of the $500,000 the county paid the Meeker-based company for Internet service.

NC Telecom filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Oct. 14. Chapter 11 bankruptcy frees a company from the threat of creditors' lawsuits while it reorganizes finances.

After the company filed for bankruptcy, Moffat County hired an outside attorney to represent it in the case and began shopping for another Internet service provider.

All along, NC Telecom has said bankruptcy reorganization would not disrupt services it provides to the county.

Moffat County Com--missioners Darryl Steele and Saed Tayyara also attended Thursday's hearings. The commissioners could not be reached for comment.

Earlier this week, commissioners said they had no plans to testify at the hearings but would be there to represent the county.

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