DENVER, Oct. 25, 2007Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced that the New York State Office of General Services has awarded the company a Comprehensive Telecommunications Services contract, under which authorized users of New York state contracts can acquire telecommunications services. The contract term is for 10 years.

This contract allows Qwest to sell telecommunications services to all New York state agencies, city and county governments, universities and school districts. It covers such traditional voice services as long distance, toll-free and calling card services; next-generation services, including voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), integrated access, managed IP telephony, and VoIP long distance and trunking; and data services, such as ultra long-haul with private line, multi-protocol label switching, ATM and frame relay. The contract also includes products and services that may be developed over its 10-year term.
“The Comprehensive Telecommunications Services contract opens the door for Qwest to do business with the State Office of General Services. It also leverages our commercial segment and our existing business presence and resources in the Northeast,” said Tom Richards, executive vice president, Qwest Business Markets group. “The experience and technology we deliver to customers, such as New York State, benefit all Qwest customers.”
“Getting the nod to compete for communications business in one of the most populated and complex states in the nation proves that our government services group is second-to-none,” said Sharon Montgomery, vice president, government and education services for Qwest. “Today, Qwest works with more than 10,000 local, state and education entities, and we’re looking forward to expanding that number as we bring the Qwest Spirit of Service to the thousands of state agencies this contract supports.”

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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 For information about the products and services Qwest is offering in the Networx contract, visit