Denver, October 27, 2000 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today announced that it will host an investment community conference on Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST. Interested persons may access a webcast of the event at The meeting will feature presentations by Joseph P. Nacchio, Qwest chairman and CEO and other members of the senior management team and will provide the company's perspective on the business.

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Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leader in reliable, scalable and secure broadband Internet-based data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers. The Qwest Macro Capacity® Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed and efficiency, spans more than 104,000 miles globally. For more information, please visit the Qwest web site at

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