DENVER, Jan. 5, 2006 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced that Richard C. Notebaert, Qwest chairman and CEO, will speak at the Citigroup 16th Annual Global Entertainment, Media and Telecommunications Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., at 9 a.m. MST on Jan. 11, 2006. Notebaert?s remarks will be available via webcast only.

You can access a live audio webcast or a replay of the webcast at:

http://www.qwest.com/about/investor/events/

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About Qwest

Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leading provider of high-speed Internet, data, video and voice services. With approximately 40,000 employees, Qwest is committed to the ?Spirit of Service? and providing world-class services that exceed customers? expectations for quality, value and reliability. For more information, please visit the Qwest Web site at www.qwest.com.