ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 19, 2008 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) announced an agreement today that secures right-of-way for Qwest facilities with the Pueblo of Pojoaque. The agreement ensures communications services for thousands of residents and businesses in parts of northern New Mexico.
 
The easement and rights-of-way agreement also paves the way for Qwest to continue to expand its high speed internet and advanced communications technology to benefit customers on the Pueblo of Pojoaque and in northern New Mexico.
 
“I’m pleased to announce this agreement and appreciate the efforts of so many people and organizations, especially the Pueblo of Pojoaque, to come together,” said Loretta A. Armenta, Qwest New Mexico president. “At the end of the day, this is all about serving the needs of the customer.”
 
Pueblo of Pojoaque Governor George Rivera said, “By working together, the entire Pojoaque Valley becomes the winner.  Special thanks go out to the Public Regulation Commission, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and everyone who worked so hard.”
 
The agreement is for 15 years, with an option for renewal for an additional 15 years.

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