DENVER, Sept. 17, 2007 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced it has signed a two-year agreement with Waterworks Inc. to provide Qwest iQ Networking services as well as high-speed data and voice solutions. Based in Danbury, Conn., Waterworks designs and sells luxury bathroom, kitchen and home furnishings and accessories with 38 showroom locations across the country.
A customer since 2003, Waterworks selected iQ Networking services because of Qwest's commitment to service excellence and its ability to network Waterworks' business locations with multi-protocol label switching (MPLS). Using a combination of Qwest iQ Networking(R) Private Port, DS1 and DS3 technology, Qwest designed a comprehensive solution that will connect Waterworks' corporate offices in New York and Connecticut to its showroom locations across the United States.
"Because of our existing relationship, we are confident in Qwest's ability to deliver solutions that improve how our business runs," said Juan Cardona, Waterworks senior systems engineer. "Qwest offers one of the most advanced networks available, with best-in-class service level agreements and some of the highest customer access speeds in the industry today."
"As a company evolves, Qwest has the technology solutions to evolve with them," said Tom Richards, executive vice president, business markets group for Qwest. "We believe in anticipating customer needs to help them grow. It's that level of commitment that has made existing customers, including Waterworks, a big part of Qwest's business."
Qwest's business market group serves hundreds of thousands of business, and federal and state government customers coast-to-coast over Qwest's nationwide fiber-optic network. Qwest iQ Networking is a complete converged networking service for enterprise business and government customers to give them power to MPLS technology coupled with industry-leading service level agreements. For more information about Qwest's enterprise services, please visit http://www.qwest.com/largebusiness.
Qwest offers a unique and powerful combination of managed voice and data solutions for businesses, government agencies and consumers – locally and throughout the country. Customers coast to coast are turning to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber optic network and its Spirit of Service for quality products and superior customer experience. Qwest is a participant in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, to provide leading-edge voice, data and video services. For more information on Qwest, and its various operating subsidiaries, please go to www.qwest.com. For information about the products and services Qwest is offering in the Networx contract, visit www.gsanetworx.com