CenturyLink ordered to pay $6.1 million to settle lawsuit

CenturyLink ordered to pay $6.1 million to settle lawsuit
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CenturyLink has been ordered to pay $6.1 million to Washington state to settle a lawsuit over hidden fees on customer bills.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the internet company added charges to customer bills without accurately disclosing those fees.

They impacted 650,000 Washingtonians.

KCPQ-TV reports CenturyLink also failed to provide discounts that their sales agents promised to about 16,000 Washington residents.

The AG’s office says about $900,000 of the money has been or will be directly refunded to Washington consumers to make up for discounts they were promised, but did not receive.

Ferguson will set aside the rest until a nationwide class action lawsuit filed in Minnesota is resolved.