Qwest Awarded $10 Million Contract from ROLLINS, INC

DENVER, February 16, 1999 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. today announced it has received a $10 million multi-year contract to provide communications services to Rollins, Inc., one of the nation?s largest consumer service companies, including Orkin Pest Control and Rollins Truck Leasing, Inc.

Qwest?s frame relay and voice services will be deployed in Rollins? headquarters and to more than 450 locations throughout the U.S., generating significant cost and operational efficiencies in managing mission critical corporate data. The services can easily scale to other applications including electronic-commerce and voice over Internet Protocol.

"Reliable communications and fast access to corporate data are critical success factors for today?s large enterprise customers," said Stephen M. Jacobsen, executive vice president of business markets for Qwest. "Qwest is pleased to be providing Rollins with advanced services that can expand as the business grows and will help improve its overall business operations."

About Rollins, Inc.
Rollins, Inc. owns and operates Orkin Exterminating Company, Inc., which offers termite and pest control services to over 1.6 million customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean from over 400 company-owned branch locations.

About Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc. (Nasdaq: QWST) is a leader in reliable and secure broadband Internet-based data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers. Headquartered in Denver, Qwest has more than 8,000 employees and 80 sales offices in North America, Europe and Mexico. The Qwest Macro Capacity (SM) Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking, will span more than 18,500 route miles in the United States when it is completed in mid-1999. In addition, Qwest and KPN, the Dutch telecommunications company, are forming a venture to build and operate a high-capacity European fiber optic, Internet Protocol-based network that has 2,100 miles and will span 9,100 miles when it is completed in 2001. Qwest also has nearly completed a 1,400-mile networlease visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.

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