DENVER, March 4, 2009 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) earned best-in-class honors from wholesale customers using long-haul services in a survey conducted by ATLANTIC-ACM, a research consultancy serving the telecommunications and information industries. The survey results are detailed in ATLANTIC-ACM's 2009 Wholesale Carrier Excellence Awards.

Surveyed customers rated Qwest® Wholesale Markets best-in-class for quality of data solutions. Last year, Qwest Wholesale Markets tied for first in the performance of its network and ability to meet service-level agreements. And Qwest announced that its Business Markets Group also took top billing and sales representatives’ honors in the ATLANTIC-ACM 2008 Business Telecom Services Carrier Report Card.
 
"Qwest is aligned and focused on delivering a robust portfolio of data/IP and voice solutions to meet customer needs, and is honored to have been recognized by wholesale customers for the seventh consecutive survey by ATLANTIC-ACM,” said Roland Thornton, executive vice president, Qwest Wholesale Markets.
 
The ATLANTIC-ACM 2009 Wholesale Carrier Excellence Awards evaluates the performance of carriers by their wholesale customers and is based on more than 800 (812 to be exact) individual carrier evaluations.


About Qwest Wholesale:

Qwest Wholesale delivers a robust suite of data/IP and voice solutions to a wide range of customers, including national and international carriers, Internet service providers, resellers, cable, wireless and content service providers, enhanced service providers, incumbent local exchange carriers and competitive local exchange carriers. Wholesale customers around the world rely on Qwest's state-of-the-art national fiber-optic network to meet their growing communications needs. For more information about Qwest Wholesale services, and to learn more about Qwest Wholesale’s commitment to perfecting the customer experience, please visit http://www.qwest.com/wholesale.

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Melissa Reffel
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