DENVER, December 2, 2001 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), the broadband communications company, today said AT&T Broadband customers stranded by the shutdown of the Excite@Home network this weekend may quickly activate Qwest's reliable high speed DSL service and receive a number of services for free.

Qwest will activate new DSL accounts with customers receiving $300 in services free, including free use of a DSL modem (a $200 value), free activation (a $99 value) and up to two months free service on both our 640K ($49.95) and 256K ($39.95) MSN Broadband Powered by Qwest services. Customers may call 1-866-277-9378 to order the DSL service. Qwest is adding additional staff this weekend to handle customer calls and expects to have customers up and running within 10-15 days. Not all homes or small businesses have phone lines that may be used for DSL service. Qwest estimates more than 200,000 Excite@Home customers can receive MSN Broadband Powered by Qwest.

Using the industry-leading Qwest broadband network for high-speed Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and dial-up services, customers will have access to MSN, the leading online consumer network in the world. The high-speed, "always-on," broadband connections allows customers to surf the Internet at speeds ranging from 256 Kilobits per second to seven Megabits per second, or up to 125 times faster than a traditional 56K modem.

Qwest?s broadband network, including its high-speed DSL service, is currently available to more than 3.5 million homes and businesses across the 14 states where the company provides local telephone service.

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