Denver, October 20, 2000 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today announced that it will announce third quarter 2000 results on Tuesday, October 24, 2000. The earnings release will be available at www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom.asp at approximately 6:00 am EDT.

Qwest will host a conference call with the investment community at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 24 to discuss its results. Interested persons may access a webcast at www.qwest.com/about/investor. The webcast will feature Joseph P. Nacchio, Qwest chairman and CEO and Robert S. Woodruff, Qwest executive vice president of finance and CFO and will provide the company's perspective on the business and third quarter results.

About Qwest
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. The Qwest Macro Capacity® Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed and efficiency, spans more than 104,000 miles globally. For more information, please visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.


This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Qwest and U S WEST, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including potential fluctuations in quarterly results, dependence on new product development, rapid technological and market change, failure to maintain rights of way, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks, adverse changes in the regulatory or legislative environment, and failure to achieve the synergies and financial results expected from the acquisition of U S WEST. This release may include analysts' estimates and other information prepared by third parties, for which Qwest assumes no responsibility. Qwest undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts' expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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Contact Information
Qwest Media Contact
Tyler Gronbach
(303) 992-2155
tyler.gronbach@qwest.com