Qwest Communications Launches Local Broadband Services For Businesses in St. Louis

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Services Complement Metro Fiber Ring



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Qwest Communications International Inc.

    DENVER, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Qwest Communications International Inc.
 (NYSE:   Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today announced that
 it is offering high-speed Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Internet connections
 and local fiber connectivity in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
     Known as Qwest Integrated Business Solutions, the DSL services provide
 business customers broadband Internet connections starting at 256 Kilobits per
 second.  These high-speed connections give customers direct access to Qwest's
 leading global Internet network, CyberCenter(SM) hosting facilities and the
 company's entire portfolio of broadband applications and services.  Qwest also
 offers customers a single point of contact for business-class customer care
 and one consolidated service bill.
     "In a competitive network service market, accountability is key," said
 Augie Cruciotti, executive vice president of local networks, Qwest.  "With our
 own local fiber network in place, we are able to offer businesses in the St.
 Louis area the direct connectivity and high-speed capacity they need, as well
 as the accountability they deserve."
     Qwest's DSL services will be complemented by one of Qwest's high-speed
 local fiber rings, known as Qwest Integrated Fiber Solutions.  The fiber
 network will be completed this month.  Comprised of more than 1,400 fiber
 miles, this network will provide fiber connectivity to customers that have
 data-rich applications or large bandwidth and security needs throughout
 downtown St. Louis, as well as in Bridgeton, Clayton, Creve Coeur and Maryland
 Heights.
     "A provider having its own local fiber network is an advantage," said
 TeleChoice analyst, Adam Guglielmo.  "The local network is the root from which
 all other services branch out, so it's essential that it is fast, reliable and
 secure.  Qwest is certainly among those who have invested in deploying this
 kind of network."
 
     About Qwest
     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(R)
 Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed
 and efficiency, spans more than 106,000 miles globally.  For more information,
 please visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.
 
     This release may contain projections and other forward-looking statements
 that involve risks and uncertainties.  These statements may differ materially
 from actual future events or results.  Readers are referred to the documents
 filed by Qwest with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the
 most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause
 actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
 statements, including potential fluctuations in quarterly results, volatility
 of Qwest's stock price, intense competition in the communications services
 market, changes in demand for Qwest's products and services, dependence on new
 product development and acceleration of the deployment of advanced new
 services, such as broadband data, wireless and video services, which could
 require substantial expenditure of financial and other resources in excess of
 contemplated levels, higher than anticipated employee levels, capital
 expenditures and operating expenses, rapid and significant changes in
 technology and markets, adverse changes in the regulatory or legislative
 environment affecting Qwest's business and delays in Qwest's ability to
 provide interLATA services within its 14-state local service territory,
 failure to maintain rights of way, and failure to achieve the projected
 synergies and financial results expected to result from the acquisition of U S
 WEST timely or at all and difficulties in combining the operations of Qwest
 and U S WEST.  This release may include analysts' estimates and other
 information prepared by third parties for which Qwest assumes no
 responsibility.  Qwest undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts'
 expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any
 forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
 hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
 
     The Qwest logo is a registered trademark of, and CyberCenter is a service
 mark of, Qwest Communications International Inc. in the U.S. and certain other
 countries.
 
 

SOURCE Qwest Communications International Inc.
    DENVER, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Qwest Communications International Inc.
 (NYSE:   Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today announced that
 it is offering high-speed Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Internet connections
 and local fiber connectivity in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
     Known as Qwest Integrated Business Solutions, the DSL services provide
 business customers broadband Internet connections starting at 256 Kilobits per
 second.  These high-speed connections give customers direct access to Qwest's
 leading global Internet network, CyberCenter(SM) hosting facilities and the
 company's entire portfolio of broadband applications and services.  Qwest also
 offers customers a single point of contact for business-class customer care
 and one consolidated service bill.
     "In a competitive network service market, accountability is key," said
 Augie Cruciotti, executive vice president of local networks, Qwest.  "With our
 own local fiber network in place, we are able to offer businesses in the St.
 Louis area the direct connectivity and high-speed capacity they need, as well
 as the accountability they deserve."
     Qwest's DSL services will be complemented by one of Qwest's high-speed
 local fiber rings, known as Qwest Integrated Fiber Solutions.  The fiber
 network will be completed this month.  Comprised of more than 1,400 fiber
 miles, this network will provide fiber connectivity to customers that have
 data-rich applications or large bandwidth and security needs throughout
 downtown St. Louis, as well as in Bridgeton, Clayton, Creve Coeur and Maryland
 Heights.
     "A provider having its own local fiber network is an advantage," said
 TeleChoice analyst, Adam Guglielmo.  "The local network is the root from which
 all other services branch out, so it's essential that it is fast, reliable and
 secure.  Qwest is certainly among those who have invested in deploying this
 kind of network."
 
     About Qwest
     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(R)
 Fiber Network, designed with the newest optical networking equipment for speed
 and efficiency, spans more than 106,000 miles globally.  For more information,
 please visit the Qwest web site at www.qwest.com.
 
     This release may contain projections and other forward-looking statements
 that involve risks and uncertainties.  These statements may differ materially
 from actual future events or results.  Readers are referred to the documents
 filed by Qwest with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the
 most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause
 actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
 statements, including potential fluctuations in quarterly results, volatility
 of Qwest's stock price, intense competition in the communications services
 market, changes in demand for Qwest's products and services, dependence on new
 product development and acceleration of the deployment of advanced new
 services, such as broadband data, wireless and video services, which could
 require substantial expenditure of financial and other resources in excess of
 contemplated levels, higher than anticipated employee levels, capital
 expenditures and operating expenses, rapid and significant changes in
 technology and markets, adverse changes in the regulatory or legislative
 environment affecting Qwest's business and delays in Qwest's ability to
 provide interLATA services within its 14-state local service territory,
 failure to maintain rights of way, and failure to achieve the projected
 synergies and financial results expected to result from the acquisition of U S
 WEST timely or at all and difficulties in combining the operations of Qwest
 and U S WEST.  This release may include analysts' estimates and other
 information prepared by third parties for which Qwest assumes no
 responsibility.  Qwest undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts'
 expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any
 forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
 hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
 
     The Qwest logo is a registered trademark of, and CyberCenter is a service
 mark of, Qwest Communications International Inc. in the U.S. and certain other
 countries.
 
 SOURCE  Qwest Communications International Inc.