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Qwest

(Qwest Communications International Inc., Denver, CO, www.qwest.com) A telecommunications company that offers services to telecom carriers, businesses and homes using an extensive fiber-optic network throughout the U.S. and Mexico. It started out in 1988 as the SP Construction subsidiary of Southern Pacific Railroad, laying fiber optic cables for other carriers along railroad right-of-ways. In 1991, it became SP Telecom, a subsidiary of Anschutz Corporation (Philip Anschutz owned Southern Pacific).

In the mid-1990s, SP Telecom acquired Qwest Transmission, Inc., a digital microwave carrier and subsequently changed its name. It also began leasing fiber to carriers and has been upgrading its network ever since. In early 1998, it introduced retail long distance service in selected cities at 7.5 cents per minute.

In 2000, Qwest took a giant leap forward in size and service by acquiring Denver-based U S WEST, one of the original regional Bell operating companies that served 14 states throughout the western U.S. Qwest claims its network bandwidth is greater than AT&T, WorldCom and Sprint combined. See Nacchio's law.
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Gary Jones, Qwest's founder, president and CEO, will continue to lead Qwest, which will operate as a stand-alone independent subsidiary of AerSale.
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Alan Twelvetrees, of ETS Wales, said Qwest was making a "substantial contribution" to the rejuvenation of the South Wales region.
Alan Twelvetrees, on behalf of ETS Wales said 'ETS Wales is very pleased to have worked closely with QWEST and to have approved this exciting program, which is making a substantial contribution to the rejuvenation of the South Wales Valleys'.
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"Qwest has cut its operations to the bone and continues to lose lines," said Donna Jaegers, an analyst at D.A Davidson & Co.
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"Transitioning to Qwest's nationwide network will help BJ's meet its increasing demands for more bandwidth and will provide seamless communications at club locations," added Tom Richards, e.v.p., Qwest business markets group.
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A federal appeals court ruling all but ends the chance that Eugene will have to refund $5.2 million to Qwest, money set aside to help build a new police station, officials said Wednesday.
The Hilton is attached via an enclosed walkway to the Qwest Center Omaha which opened last September with a 194,000-square-foot exhibit hall; 62,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 30,000-square-foot ballroom; a 9,000-square-foot outdoor terrace; and a 17,000-seat arena attached to the exposition center.
Qwest is the first major telecommunications company to offer customers a wireless-ready modem, and the company also has decided to make this the standard modem for all of its new DSL customers.