DENVER – May 17, 2010 Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) announced today that it is the recipient of three Cisco Partner Summit regional awards for U.S. and Canada Service Provider Cisco Capital Partner of the Year, Service Provider Advanced Technology Partner of the Year and West Region SLED Partner of the Year. Cisco recently unveiled the winners at its annual channel partner conference in San Francisco.

"It is an honor to present Qwest as a Cisco Partner Summit regional award winner,” said Wendy Bahr, senior vice president, U.S. and Canada channels, Cisco. “The U.S. and Canada Service Provider Cisco Capital Partner of the Year, Service Provider Advanced Technology Partner and West Region SLED Partner of the Year awards recognize Qwest’s performance and achievements as a Cisco channel partner in the United States in 2009.”

“For three consecutive years, Qwest is honored to be a Cisco Partner Summit award winner,” said Eric Bozich, Qwest vice president of Product Management. “Qwest and Cisco share a commitment to provide services our customers not only want, but need. Both companies strive to delight our customers by identifying their needs and delivering solutions that support their success.” 

Cisco Partner Summit awards are presented at three levels: regional, theater and global. Cisco Partner Summit U.S. and Canada regional awards reflect a partner’s performance in a given geographic region of the United States or Canada.