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Qwest Communications

Local and long-distance phone company.

1801 California St.
Denver, CO 80202
Employees: 30,100
CEO: Edward Mueller
Stock Symbol: Q

Website: http://www.qwest.com

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Qwest Communications is a leading provider of voice, video and data services to customers in 14 states including: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Qwest offers residential and wireless phone service as well as high-speed Internet service via T-1, fiber optic and DSL lines. Qwest also offers residential customers satellite television service via DirecTV.

The company said it had 850,000 wireless subscribers at the end of 2009 and 3 million broadband customers.

Qwest has more than 138,000 route miles of fiber optic network capacity.

In fiscal 2009, Qwest reported revenues of $12.31 billion, down 8.6% from the previous year, and net income of $662 million.


Founded by billionaire Philip Anschutz in 1996, Quest offered high-speed data services on an all-digital, fiber-optic network. Quest would merge with U.S. West in 2000, a former Baby Bell, giving it local and long-distance communications services.


- Medical Options
- Dental Options
- Vision
- Life
- Insurance
- Reimbursement Accounts
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- 401(k) Plan
- Vacation and Paid Holidays

Updated April 7, 2010