DENVER, June 15, 2004 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) today announced an exclusive, three-year contract with the Florida State Technology Office to provide long-distance voice services. The agreement with Qwest consolidates all of the State?s long-distance voice services to one provider. As a result, the State expects to save more than $1.4 million annually in long-distance communications costs.

The Florida State Technology Office provides voice services on SUNCOM, the State of Florida?s communications network. SUNCOM is available to all of the State?s agencies, local governments, colleges, schools and non-profit organizations, providing them access to the cost-effective and high-quality Qwest services.

Under the contract, Qwest also is providing customized electronic billing as well as access to Qwest Control, an online account management tool.

?Qwest is pleased to begin this new relationship with the State of Florida and to cost-effectively consolidate all of its long-distance voice services,? said Clifford S. Holtz, executive vice president of Qwest?s business markets group. ?By making Qwest its exclusive long-distance provider, the State will realize significant savings while simplifying telecommunications management for the State Technology Office.?

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