Denver, January 22, 2007 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced it has signed a three-year deal with the City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency to provide data networking services. The Information Technology Agency (ITA) supports the City by managing its infrastructure and systems and implementing new technologies.
Using its iQ NetworkingTM service, which is Qwest's private wide-area network (WAN) solution, Qwest will provide ITA with data services to connect to its Washington D.C. office and deliver redundant Internet connectivity to the city.
"Qwest has a comprehensive, nationwide network and extensive experience providing wide-area networking solutions to hundreds of local government entities," said Tom Richards, executive vice president, Qwest business markets group. "Our technology is second to none, but our relationship with the City of Los Angeles ITA was one of the critical success factors in bringing this new customer to Qwest."
Qwest launched iQ Networking in early 2004 as the company's convergence platform supporting any number of applications, such as VoIP, messaging and other IP communications. Qwest iQ Networking focuses on solving business problems, reducing total cost and delivering an unparalleled customer service experience.
Qwest offers a unique and powerful combination of voice and data solutions for businesses, government agencies and consumers - locally and throughout the country. Customers coast to coast are turning to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber optic network and its Spirit of Service for quality products and superior customer experience. For more information on Qwest, and its various operating subsidiaries, please go to www.qwest.com.
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