Denver, February 11, 2000 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today announced it has completed a 1,000 mile expansion of its high-speed broadband Internet network. Qwest now has a North American network that stretches more than 25,500 miles.

The new route, which is an exchange of similar fiber assets with another company, extends from Denver to Dallas and brings data, image and voice services to the Southwest in a more direct manner. The company will realize greater cost savings and improved network transmission as a result of this Denver-Dallas route.

"Qwest continues to take the necessary steps to enhance the delivery of broadband Internet applications and services directly to customers," said Augie Cruciotti, senior vice president of the QwestLink network. "This southwestern route gives us greater flexibility and additional network capacity to deliver our leading-edge services to customers in this area in a more reliable and efficient manner."

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Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leader in reliable, scalable and secure broadband Internet-based data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers. For more information, please visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.


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