Qwest Communications Redesigns U.S. Department Of Treasury Web Site ? www.treas.gov

DENVER, October 10, 2002 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced that it has completed a major professional services contract to redesign the U.S. Treasury's public Web site, www.treas.gov. The site, which Qwest also hosts in one of its CyberCenters, receives more than 800,000 visitors per month and is a key public communication vehicle for the Treasury Department. The site contains a wealth of timely information for visitors ranging from the daily Treasury yield curve to the most up-to-the-minute list of the financers of global terrorism.

Treasury officials wanted to offer constituents a better online experience through streamlined navigation, enhanced search functionality, an email subscription service, and a new look and feel. In the redesign of www.treas.gov, Qwest provided an end-to-end solution that included analyzing the user requirements, planning the strategy, developing the application, hosting the Web site and providing high-speed, high-capacity connectivity from the Qwest CyberCenter to the Treasury Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

In a PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowment for the Business of Government August 2002 report titled, ?The State of Federal Web Sites: The Pursuit of Excellence,? (www.businessofgovernment.org) the report?s author, Genie L. Stowers, ranks the Treasury site as one of the top five federal Web sites ? a rank based on the site?s services, help features, navigation, legitimacy and accessibility.

?We?re very proud of our new Web site,? said Michele Davis, Treasury assistant secretary for public affairs. ?We needed a site that would meet the information needs of a large and diverse universe of visitors ? including the general public, global financial markets and governments around the world. The new Web site meets this challenge as well as Secretary O?Neill?s own high standard. The Treasury Department is now able to communicate faster and more effectively than ever before.?

?Qwest is pleased to have been involved in every aspect of the Treasury site?s re-launch ? from creating the user-friendly look and feel to providing the infrastructure that supports one of the federal government?s most-visited sites ,? said James F. X. Payne, senior vice president, Qwest Government Services Division. ?In the ever-competitive communications marketplace, a company distinguishes itself by providing the people and skill sets necessary to create a solution tailored to an organization?s specific needs. With this project, Qwest has proven its ability to do just that.?

Qwest offers federal government agencies a complete range of services with everything from a single private line or frame relay application to Web hosting or professional services tailored to the federal marketplace. Qwest also offers strategic consulting, custom application development, database design and broadband access down to the last mile.

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