Welcome to the Fiber-Optic Cable Rights of Way Settlements Website

This website has been established to provide information regarding class action Settlements involving land next to or under railroad rights of way in 46 states where Sprint, CenturyLink (f/k/a Qwest), Level 3 and WilTel Communications have installed Telecommunications Facilities, such as fiber-optic cables.

  • The court has given preliminary approval to a Settlement in Maine. Please visit the applicable website for additional information.

  • A Settlement in New Mexico has been finalized and claim processing is in progress. Please visit the applicable website for additional information.

  • Settlements in Texas and Massachusetts have been finalized and claim processing in those states is complete. Please visit the applicable website for additional information.

  • A Motion for Preliminary Approval of a Settlement in Arizona is pending. Please check back later for more information.

  • The Settling Defendants have no Telecommunications Facilities in railroad rights of way in Alaska or Hawaii.

  • In Louisiana, there was a separate Settlement involving Sprint that was finally approved in 2007. It has been fully implemented and no further information is available on this website.

  • In Tennessee, there were separate Settlements involving Qwest and Sprint. No further information is available on this website.

  • Settlements in the remaining states have been finalized previously. They have been fully implemented and no further information is available on this website.

More information is available by calling 1-800-378-1670.