ARLINGTON, VA, Oct. 27, 2008 – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has chosen Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) to provide telecommunications services to its offices across the country.


GSA made the award to Qwest Government Services in Arlington, Va., under its Networx Universal contract, which is part of GSA’s Networx program, the largest government communications program in the world. With an expected value of approximately $31 million, Qwest will provide to GSA a variety of voice services, including switched and dedicated long distance and toll free services, over the next 10 years.


“Qwest is pleased to provide these communications services to the more than 13,000 GSA employees who support the important work of the federal government,” said Diana Gowen, senior vice president and general manager of Qwest Government Services. “Our motto is ‘You serve the nation; we serve you,’ and that statement perfectly describes the work we do for GSA.”


This is the latest in a series of awards to Qwest under the Networx program, which provides comprehensive communications and networking services and technical solutions to all federal agencies. Recently, Qwest announced contract awards under Networx from NASA and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).



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