Questions remain after NC Telecom hearing

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.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Craig and Moffat County make the Craig Press’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.