Qwest Communications Names New President For Local Broadband Services Group Southern Region

SAN ANTONIO, July 3, 2001 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q), the broadband communications company, today announced that John Lindsay has been named president of Qwest?s local broadband Southern region.

Based in San Antonio, Lindsay oversees the business strategy for broadband deployment, including construction and business development for local broadband services within Texas and Missouri. Qwest provides local businesses direct fiber access with high levels of security and protection ideally suited for data-rich applications or large bandwidth needs.

?John?s 27-plus years of industry experience will help Qwest increase broadband penetration in Texas and Missouri,? said Steve Haggerty, senior vice president and chief of operations for Qwest?s local broadband unit. ?His vision and customer-centric focus will strengthen Qwest?s ability to bring enhanced communication services to our current and future customers.?

Lindsay joined Qwest in November 2000 as a general manager in San Antonio and previously served as executive director for consumer marketing data operations in 13 states for Southwestern Bell Corporation. He has more than 27 years of telecommunications experience with SBC Communications.

Qwest local broadband currently provides local fiber networks in 18 markets and DSL broadband access services in 25 markets. Qwest is operating local broadband networks in 25 major markets outside its 14-state local service territory. The complete portfolio of Qwest local broadband services already is available to Texas businesses in Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, and Houston. In San Antonio, customers have access to business class DSL service, with additional local broadband service planned for later this year.

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Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) is a leader in reliable, scalable and secure broadband Internet-based data, voice and image communications for businesses and consumers. The Qwest Macro Capacity® Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed and efficiency, spans more than 113,000 miles globally. For more information, please visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.

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