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Qwest Awarded Multimillion Dollar Contract To Provide Bandwidth Transmission Services To Defense Information Systems Agency

Denver, November 8, 2006 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced it was awarded a contract by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in support of the Global Information Grid (GIG). The DISN (Defense Information Systems Network) Access Transport Services (DATS) contract awarded to Qwest is expected to be worth at least $100 million during the 10-year period of the contract.

DISA is a Department of Defense combat support agency that provides real-time information technology (IT) and communications support to the president, vice president, secretary of defense, the military services, and the combatant commands. Through the DATS contract, Qwest will provide the nation?s armed forces with more flexibility to meet the ever increasing demand for high-capacity bandwidth.

Qwest will provide dedicated private line services, in a broad array of speeds from 3KHz Voice Grade, Sub-DS0 (Digital Signal 0), DS0 through Voice Grade, and DS0 through Optical Carrier (OC-n/OC-Nc), to and from a variety of locations in the Midwest and West. In addition, the company has the ability to provide associated specialized equipment, including routers and multiplexers. Qwest will provide a Web portal that will enable ease of pricing, ordering, and service delivery?a new way of doing business for DISA.

"Qwest continues to expand its role as a provider of state-of-the-art technology services to the federal government, including Department of Defense agencies such as DISA," said Diana Gowen, senior vice president, Qwest government services. "The vast amount of experience we have providing services to the federal government helps position us for success on the execution of this contract."

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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