Denver, March 5, 2007 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced a new opportunity for agents - the select business partner level, designed to make it easier for more partners to enjoy the benefits of the Qwest Business Partner Program (QBPP).

QBPP is an industry-leading sales channel within Qwest that provides sales and sales support to a nationwide network of partners and sub-agents who sell Qwest's high-quality voice, data and IP services to businesses of all sizes.

The new partner level requires a minimum commitment of $50,000 in monthly billed revenue. Agents who join at the select business partner level will get support from Qwest's pre- and post-sales teams and enjoy such benefits as a competitive commission structure and customizable marketing and demand generation materials.

The new select business partner category is part of a continuum of memberships in QBPP; partners at higher levels of the continuum have access to additional resources and support.

With the new level, QBPP offers four levels of membership in its program:

  • Authorized business partner - $25,000 in monthly billed revenue
  • Select business partner - $50,000 in monthly billed revenue
  • Master business partner - $100,000 in monthly billed revenue
  • Premier master business partner - QBPP partners who achieve $500,000 in monthly billed revenue may be eligible for premier master status

"The select business partner level allows agents to choose the degree of their commitment to the program - and to grow that commitment as they grow their business with Qwest," said Tom McGrath, vice president, Qwest alternate channels. "Our goal is to provide them with the support they need every step of the way."

QBPP recently earned a Five-Star rating from VARBusiness, an industry publication focused exclusively on reseller and partner channels, marking the seventh year in a row the program has been honored with the distinction. To learn more about QBPP, please visit

Those interested in joining the program can visit the Qwest booth at the Channel Partners Conference and Expo (booth #215-217).

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