MARCH 8, 2005, DENVER ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) today announced that it has signed a two-year contract with the State of Colorado to be the exclusive provider of voice services to the state and all its agencies. The contract allows for three, one-year extensions and its initial value is more than $3.5 million.
Qwest will provide the state and its agencies with long-distance service including international service, toll-free solutions, calling card services, and audio conferencing. The agreement also complements the recent decision to make Qwest the exclusive provider of local phone service in the state, and the City and County of Denver?s decision to use Qwest as its exclusive provider of voice and data solutions.
?Having one, exclusive provider of long-distance service gives the State an outstanding cost-control benefit, which is essential in this sensitive budget year,? said Jeff Wells, executive director of the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration.
?This contract is important not only because it solidifies our position as the exclusive provider of services to the state of Colorado, but because it enables many state, city and county entities, such as universities, to select Qwest services as well,? said Clifford S. Holtz, executive vice president, business markets group for Qwest. ?We couldn?t be more pleased to have extended our relationship with the state.?
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