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Qwest Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Contract By GSA To Provide Services To Federal Agencies In Western States

DENVER, Feb. 13, 2007 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) has been awarded two contracts by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide local voice and data services to federal agencies located throughout nine Western states. The combined value of the awards is nearly $10 million but likely will be more as the agencies determine their service needs over the length of the contracts.

Both competitive contracts have been awarded solely to Qwest, which is providing offices and facilities of federal government agencies in these regions a range of products and services, including hosting and voice-over-Internet protocol, or "VoIP" technologies, as well as performance criteria and billing structure that are required by GSA.

"Qwest has a successful track record of providing services to the federal government through its leading nationwide network that offers abundant capacity and advanced technology," said Diana Gowen, Qwest senior vice president and general manager of government services. "Qwest is ready to provide the services the federal government needs now and in future programs, such as Networx, as the agencies transform their technology."

The maximum five-year contracts are for GSA Region 8, which comprises Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming, and GSA Region 10, which covers Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The new contracts, known as Local Service Acquisitions, or LSAs, are for areas in these states that are not already serviced by separate Metropolitan Area Acquisitions, or MAA contracts, that GSA has with Qwest in Denver, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Boise, Idaho.

These awards from GSA are in addition to a multimillion-dollar federal contract Qwest recently won to provide bandwidth transmission services to the Defense Information Systems Agency for connecting military installations located across the West to the Global Information Grid over the next 10 years.

Qwest is a leading provider of high-speed Internet and data, voice, and video services to more than 50 federal government agencies, including the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, the Department of Treasury, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Postal Service. Qwest ranks in the top 50 of the 2006 "Top Federal Prime Contractors" as ranked by Washington Technology.

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