WASHINGTON – July 10, 2009Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) announced today that it has joined The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom), the premier broadband trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry.

KEY FACTS

·         Based in Washington, D.C., USTelecom represents broadband service providers, manufacturers and suppliers providing advanced applications and entertainment.

·         It unites the industry to advocate issues before Congress, the administration and the Federal Communications Commission.

·         Steve Davis, senior vice president of Qwest Public Policy and Government Relations, will serve on USTelecom’s board of directors.

SUPPORTING QUOTES

Steve Davis, senior vice president of Qwest Public Policy and Government Relations
"USTelecom represents all facets of the communications industry – from the smallest to the largest carriers – working together to build a positive business and policy landscape to better serve their customers. Qwest has joined USTelecom to work together with their other member companies on important communications issues such as broadband deployment, Universal Service Fund reform, and intercarrier compensation reform, including traffic pumping and phantom traffic."

Ron B. McCue, COO of Silver Star Communications and Chairman of the Board of Directors of USTelecom
“USTelecom and its member companies have been working closely with Qwest on key industry issues for a number of years. We are pleased to now formalize this relationship.”

SUPPORTING RESOURCES

·         The United States Telecom Association (USTelecom)

·         Federal Communications Commission

·         Ron B. McCue, Chairman of the Board of Directors of USTelecom

About USTelecom

The United States Telecom Association, USTelecom, is the premier broadband trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry. USTelecom represents companies offering a wide range of services across the communications platforms, including voice, video and data over local exchange, long distance, wireless, Internet and cable services.


About Qwest

Customers coast-to-coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class customer service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest offers a new generation of fiber-optic Internet service, high-speed Internet solutions, as well as digital home phone, wireless service available through Verizon Wireless and DIRECTV® services.  Qwest is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies, offering 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 a leading technology industry analyst firm.

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Contact Information

Qwest Media Contact:

Tom McMahon

202-429-3106

tom.mcmahon@qwest.com



External Contact Information

USTelecom Media Contact

Tom Amontree

202-326-7279

tamontree@ustelecom.org