DENVER, Sept. 23, 2008 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) earned best-in-class honors from enterprise and small-medium business customers using metro services in a survey conducted by ATLANTIC-ACM, a research consultancy serving the telecommunications and information industries. The survey results are detailed in ATLANTIC-ACM's 2008 Business Telecom Services Carrier Report Card.

Surveyed customers gave Qwest’s sales representatives the highest rating for their knowledge, expertise, consultative abilities, level of professionalism, responsiveness, integrity, credibility and trust. Customers also rated Qwest® Business Markets first among incumbent carriers in the billing category for its flexibility, accuracy, timeliness, clarity, and ability to resolve disputes; earning Qwest two Business Telecom Services Excellence awards.  
"The Qwest Business Markets team is uniquely positioned to provide exceptional customer service and world-class communications solutions to businesses of all sizes, nationwide,” said Teresa Taylor, executive vice president, Qwest Business Markets Group. “Qwest offers billing convenience and dedicated customer account representatives because we understand what it takes to provide simplified, integrated solutions that exceed customer expectations and provide a superior customer experience."
The ATLANTIC-ACM 2008 Business Telecom Services Carrier Report Card evaluates the performance of carriers by their enterprise and small-medium business customers and is based on more than 2,000 individual carrier evaluations.

About Qwest

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.



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