Revised network architecture
US West Communications has filed amendments to its Form 214 applications with the Federal Communications Commission. These amendments reflect a new network architecture for transporting telephony, analog video and digital video services in Denver, Boise, Minneapolis/St Paul, Portland and Salt Lake City. In January 1994, the company had filed applications to construct and operate video dial-tone networks in these locations. Two major changes in the amended filing include the elimination of a second coaxial-cable path for transporting digital video separately from the fiber-to-the-curb network for telephony, and the inclusion of asynchronous transfer mode switching in the basic video dial-tone gateway to switch digital video signals.