DENVER – Aug. 19, 2010Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) today announced its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share. The quarterly dividend is payable on Sept. 24, 2010, to all stockholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 10, 2010.


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Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class customer servicetertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest offers a new generation of fiber-optic-fast Internet service, high-speed internet solutions, as well as home phone, Verizon Wireless, and DIRECTV® services. Fortune 500 companies choose Qwest to deliver a full suite of network, data and voice services for small businesses, large businesses, government agencies and wholesale customers. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by leading technology industry analyst firms.



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