DENVER, Oct. 17, 2007 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced it has renewed its 2-year contract with Yale University, a Qwest customer since 2000, to deliver iQ Networking services throughout the New Haven, Conn. campus.

Bandwidth demands continue to grow on college campuses across the nation as universities increase e-Education applications, online classrooms, video and interactive content available via the Internet, and as more students subscribe to online social networks. Yale University selected Qwest for the gigabit Ethernet capabilities and the scalable service necessary to accommodate these trends and keep students, faculty and staff connected.

“The focus on students, technology and quality education has put Yale University among the most distinguished higher-learning organizations in the country,” said Tom Richards, executive vice president, Business Markets Group for Qwest. “Yale made the smart choice by selecting Qwest because we have the advanced technology and scalability to meet the changing bandwidth demands and a reliable network to ensure the students and faculty on Yale’s campus are connected.”

Qwest Government and Education Solutions is a dedicated sales and customer support channel for the public sector. Qwest is a leader in providing voice, video, data and IP solutions to more than 10,000 states, cities, counties, municipal governments, public school systems, public institutions of higher learning and Native American tribal governments.

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