DENVER, February 11, 2004 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) today announced a new contract to provide local voice and data services to Peterson Air Force Base (AFB), located in Colorado Springs, Colo. Home to the U.S. Air Force?s only organization responsible for worldwide missile warning and space control, the base is critical to the U.S. military?s air defense programs.
Under the five-year contract, Qwest will provide voice and data circuits. These services contribute to the reliability of Peterson?s base-wide communications, and help ensure the availability of communication services to support our nation?s military tasks.
?We are pleased to welcome Peterson ? a ?hometown? customer ? back to Qwest,? said Clifford S. Holtz, executive vice president of Qwest?s business markets group. ?Qwest is proud to provide communication services, as well as seamless technical and operational support, to this critical military installation.?
Because of the AFB?s mission-critical operations, such as global missile strike warning and coordination, Peterson required stringent criteria for its communications system. Qwest surpassed the competition with a solution that includes access to a nationwide network and takes into consideration the customer?s unique requirements for a robust communications solution.
Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leading provider of voice, video and data services to more than 25 million customers. The company?s 47,000 employees are committed to the ?Spirit of Service? and providing world-class services that exceed customers? expectations for quality, value and reliability. For more information, please visit the Qwest Web site at www.qwest.com.
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