DENVER, February 5, 1999 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. today announced it has been awarded a $42 million, three-year communications services contract from St. Andrews Telecommunications, LLC previously known as Card Services of St. Andrews. Under the agreement, Qwest will provide St. Andrews a comprehensive package of solutions to allow St. Andrews to sell its customers leading-edge data services, such as dedicated Internet access, frame relay and private line, as well as domestic and international value-added long distance, including
"Qwest is pleased to begin working with St. Andrews Telecommunications as it continues to be one of the fastest growing providers of communications services in the Midwest," said Gregory M. Casey, Qwest?s senior vice president of wholesale markets. "Our reseller applications provide a comprehensive network management tool to allow St. Andrews to focus on customer care and the delivery of advanced communications services."
"St. Andrews? customer base in the Kansas and Missouri markets continues to expand, and we are also making significant gains in other markets across the country," said John LaRocca, managing partner of St. Andrews. "Qwest provides us with a network and package of management services that will continue to meet our needs as we grow, so we can provide our customers with the highest quality and reliability in communications services."
About St. Andrews Telecommunications, LLC
Based in Lawrence, Kansas, SAT is a privately owned, fee based, value added reseller. SAT was co-founded by Jim Hershberger and John LaRocca, and will offer a myriad of domestic and international communications services including Internet access.
Qwest Communications International Inc. (Nasdaq: QWST) is a leader in reliable and secure broadband Internet-based data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers. Headquartered in Denver, Qwest has more than 8,000 employees and 80 sales offices in North America, Europe and Mexico. The Qwest Macro Capacity (SM) Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking, will span more than 18,500 route miles in the United States when it is completed in mid-1999. In addition, Qwest and KPN, the Dutch telecommunications company, are forming a venture to build and operatic, Internet Protocol-based network that has 2,100 miles and will span 9,100 miles when it is completed in 2002. Qwest also has nearly completed a 1,400-mile network in Mexico. For more information, please visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.
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