DENVER - August 5, 1998 - Qwest today announced it has signed a dark fiber contract with Hyperion Communications worth more than $79 million. Under the terms of the agreement, Qwest will provide Hyperion with dark fiber along certain segments of Qwest?s nationwide fiber optic network.

?The superior construction and advanced capabilities of Qwest?s nationwide network continue to attract top communications companies, such as Hyperion, who require state-of-the-art networks to meet their enormous present and future communications needs,? said A. Dean Wandry, senior vice president of government markets and fiber sales for Qwest.


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