DENVER, June 19, 2003 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today launched a Web hosting promotional offer that helps businesses move to a stable, experienced Web hosting provider. The ?Migrate to Stability? promotion, which runs through August 31, 2003, offers up to two months of free service and a stress-free transition to a Qwest CyberCenter.
Qwest can manage businesses? end-to-end transitions from their current Web hosting facilities to a state-of-the-art Qwest CyberCenter(sm) in Burbank, Calif., Chicago; Denver; Sacramento, Calif.; Sterling, Va. or Tampa, Fla. Qwest is extending this offer of up to two months of free dedicated Web hosting services as part of the company?s Spirit of Service.
?We are committed to Web hosting, and in this time of industry change, we want to reassure our customers and other companies that we are a reliable and stable provider,? said Eric Bozich, vice president of national services, Qwest. ?More importantly, we give customers the expertise and high-quality service they deserve. We think new customers will be impressed with our Web hosting solutions and will be pleased they made the move to Qwest.?
Web hosting services are part of an overall portfolio of networking solutions that Qwest offers to a wide range of businesses to help simplify their overall wide area networking. Web hosting services complement other security, data, and voice communications offerings that can be customized and integrated into one managed solution for customers.
"Web hosting is critical to Qwest's long-term business growth. Qwest's commitment to hosting brings stability and peace of mind to customers left orphaned by their providers," said Yankee Group's Helen Chan. "By leveraging its well-developed network, Qwest is well-positioned to deliver comprehensive suites of hosting and network services to business customers."
Qwest CyberCenters have some of the industry?s most advanced procedures for monitoring, diagnosing and resolving network, operating system, and application problems before they start. Voted ?Hosting Center of the Year? in a recent InfoWorld reader?s choice survey, Qwest was also ranked number one for providing application services in a recent America?s Network end-user survey. Qwest CyberCenters are connected directly to Qwest?s high-speed national IP network and provide 24x7 security, availability and on-site network management.
Businesses interested in learning more about this offer and Qwest?s Web hosting services should contact 800-860-4711.
Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leading provider of voice, video and data services to more than 25 million customers. The company?s 50,000 employees are committed to the ?Spirit of Service? and providing world-class services that exceed customers? expectations for quality, value and reliability. For more information, please visit the Qwest Web site at www.qwest.com.
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