Denver, March 12, 2007 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced it signed a two-year agreement with 3E Company to be the primary provider of long-distance services. 3E Company, based in Carlsbad, Calif., is one of the leading providers of Environmental Health and Safety compliance and information management services.

3E Company will use Qwest's dedicated and switched long-distance services to support its unique 24x7x365 HazMat Mission Control Center where trained 3E professionals provide comprehensive information and assistance for daily hazardous material (HazMat) management needs as well as emergency situations. The award-winning center is staffed by experienced HazMat professionals and provides "live" service to thousands of callers per week.

Qwest services will provide 3E Company with a secure and reliable solution to handle all of its sensitive long-distance calls. The agreement also includes the use of Qwest Control, a self-service Web-based portal that will allow 3E Company to make quick changes to long-distance services and preferences to enhance customer service.

"Qwest's secure and reliable network and technologies allow us to better provide customers globally with the kind of customer service they've come to expect from us," said Toni Taylor, telecommunications for 3E Company. "The Qwest account team understood our business needs, and the use of Qwest Control allows us to customize our solutions to better serve customers."

"3E Company is a new customer, and Qwest's knowledge and expertise in providing solutions to companies that require the highest quality of services proved to be a perfect match," said Tom Richards, executive vice president, Qwest business markets group. "Qwest works closely with business customers to meet their business needs and provide customized solutions that improve their productivity."

The business markets group is responsible for the sales, marketing and delivery of voice and data and IP communications services to tens of thousands of Qwest's customers, from small businesses to global enterprises including local, state and federal government agencies. The group includes more than 3,000 employees who interact daily with Qwest customers. For more information about Qwest's enterprise services, please visit

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