ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 28, 2008 –Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced that it has signed a 3-year contract to provide voice and networking to St. Paul, Minn.-based Dey Distributing, a home products distribution company built from the ground up.
Dey Distributing began operations out of a home office in 1944 and opened its first branch location in Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1973. It has since expanded to include 14 stores in eight Midwestern states. Now, the company uses Qwest iQ Networking Private Port® wide area networking services to link its stores to its headquarters, transferring critical data over Qwest's secure, reliable network and providing access to essential applications that manage warehousing, inventory, points of sale and invoicing.
"Qwest iQ Networking has provided us with much more reliable service, allowing us to focus on our core business and our customers instead of our network," said Larry Nelson, systems administrator for Dey Distributing. "We’ve been very impressed with Qwest’s commitment to service, responsiveness to our business needs and understanding of what we need to grow our business."
"As business partners, it is our job to listen and to understand the customer’s business needs to help move their business forward with advanced voice and data solutions," said Tom Richards, executive vice president, Qwest Business Markets Group. "Whether a business wants flexibility, security, reliability or stellar customer service, Qwest is there to meet the needs of customers of all sizes, from growing businesses like Dey Distributing to the Fortune 500."
With Qwest iQ Networking, customers benefit from simplified networks that use and enhance their existing technologies. The solution focuses on solving business problems for customers, reducing total cost and delivering an unparalleled service delivery experience. The Qwest iQ Networking provides feature-rich platforms built specifically for customers’ business applications such as VoIP and disaster recovery. For more information about Qwest’s enterprise services, please visit http://www.qwest.com/largebusiness.
Qwest offers a powerful combination of award-winning broadband, video and voice solutions for residential customers, businesses and government agencies. Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber optic network to meet their evolving communications and entertainment needs. Qwest employees are the driving force behind the company’s nationally recognized Spirit of Service. Qwest is a participant in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, to provide innovative voice, data and video services, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by a leading technology industry analyst firm. For more information on Qwest please visitwww.qwest.com. For information about the products and services Qwest is offering in the Networx contract, visitwww.gsanetworx.com.