WHITEHALL, Mont., Sept. 29, 2008 – Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) today announced that Qwest High-Speed Internet® service is now available in Whitehall. With a choice of connection speeds up to 7 Mbps, Whitehall residents receive a fast to blazing-fast connection that provides immediate access to the Internet, plus advanced security features that help protect customers.
"Qwest High-Speed Internet opens up a convenient and fast way to get things done—whether at home or in a business," said David Gibson, Qwest Montana president. "Offering these types of new services is part of our commitment to Montana, and enabling Whitehall residents to take advantage of super-fast speeds as they enjoy the Internet is a goal we are proud to have accomplished."
Qwest High-Speed Internet is easy to set up and easy to use. Up to 125 times faster than dial-up, it allows customers to quickly send digital photos and download music and large files. And customers receive a "one-click" connection to access the Internet—without the wait typically associated with dial-up.
"Today’s world operates on speed, and it’s imperative that Montana’s communities and businesses have access to the incredible number of applications that fast Internet makes available," said Mendenhall. "I’m pleased to see Qwest’s investment and interest in serving the needs of customers in Whitehall as they are important factors in our area’s growth."
Special features and options included at no additional charge help make Qwest High-Speed Internet a solid value for customers:
· Windows Live™ Services by Qwest® keeps customers better protected, informed and connected.
· Windows Live OneCare™ offers powerful protection—firewall, anti-virus, file backup, parental controls and more—all in one place.
· Options for wireless home networking makes getting online simple.
· Free resources for families to learn about safer and smarter use of the Internet help educate parents and guardians about the potential risks children may encounter while online.
For a limited time, Qwest Connect® Silver (connection speeds up to 1.5 Mbps) with Windows Live starts at $14.99/month when bundled with a Qwest home phone package.
Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class Spirit of Service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest’s powerful combination of award-winning high-speed Internet,home and wireless voice solutions and digital TV includes a new generation of fiber-optic Internet services. Qwest is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies, offering a full suite of network, data and voice services for small businesses, large businesses, government agencies and wholesale customers. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by a leading technology industry analyst firm.