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Qwest Communications International, Inc
Type Public (NYSEQ)
Founded 1996
Headquarters Denver, Colorado, USA
Key people Phillip Anschutz, founder
Richard Notebaert, Chairman/CEO
Industry Telecommunications
Products Telephony, DSL, VoIP, Wireless, Television
Revenue $13.923 billion USD (2006)
Operating income $1.555 billion USD (2006)
Net income $593.0 million USD (2006)
Employees 40,000 (2006)
Website www.qwest.com

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Qwest provides voice, backbone data services, and digital television in some areas. It operates in three segments: Wireline Services, Wireless Services, and Other Services. The Wireline Services segment provides local voice, long distance voice, and data and Internet (DSL) services to consumers, businesses, and wholesale customers, as well as access services to wholesale customers. The Wireless Services segment, through an agreement with a subsidiary of The Sprint Nextel Corporation, resells Sprint wireless services, including access to Sprint’s nationwide personal communications service wireless network, to consumer and business customers primarily within its local service area. Qwest also partners with DirecTV to provide digital television service to its customers. In Phoenix, Denver, and Salt Lake City Qwest offers Qwest Choice TV. The Other Services segment primarily involves the sublease of real estate assets, such as space in office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. Each line is drawn between two nodes, representing two IP addresses. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Long distance in telecommunications, refers to telephone calls made outside a certain area, usually characterized by an area code outside of a local call area. ... DSL may refer to: Damn Small Linux Dark and Shattered Lands, a MUD based loosely on Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance books. ... Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Qwest Choice Television is a Digital Cable Company in Phoenix, Denver, and Salt Lake City. ...


Qwest Communications also provides long-distance services and broadband data, as well as voice and video communications globally. The company sells its products and services to small businesses, governmental entities, and public and private educational institutions through various channels, including direct-sales marketing, telemarketing, arrangements with third-party agents, company’s Web site, and partnership relations. As of September 13, 2005, Qwest had 98 retail stores in 14 states. Qwest Communications is headquartered in Denver, Colorado at 1801 California Street, in the 2nd tallest building in Denver at 53 stories. The majority of Qwest occupational or non-management employees are represented by two labor unions; the Communications Workers of America and in Montana, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Communications Workers of America (CWA) is the largest communications and media labor union in the United States (the union also has locals in Canada), representing over 700,000 workers in both the private and public sectors. ... The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is a labor union which represents workers in the electrical industry in the United States and Canada, particularly electricians in the construction industry and linemen and other employees of public utilities. ...

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History

Founded in 1996 by Philip Anschutz, Qwest began in a very unconventional way. Anschutz, who owned the Southern Pacific Railroad at the time, began installing the first all-digital, fiber-optic infrastructure along his railroad lines and connecting them into central junctions in strategic locations to serve businesses with high-speed data and T1 services. In 1998, the Southern Pacific Railroad was merged into the Union Pacific, in which Qwest gained access to UP's railroad lines to lay fiber-optic cable for its telecom network. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Philip Frederick Anschutz (born 28 December 1939 in Russell, Kansas) is an American businessman. ...


Qwest Communications grew aggressively, acquiring internet service provider SuperNet in 1997, followed by the acquisition of LCI, a low cost long distance carrier (located in Dublin, Ohio and McLean, Virginia) in 1998, and followed again by the acquisition of Icon CMT, a web hosting provider, also in 1998. This launched Qwest as not only a provider of high speed data to the niche market of corporate customers, but also a quick-growing residential and business long distance customer base that it quickly merged into its data service. Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... LCI may refer to: Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...

USWEST Corporate Logo, 1984-2000

Qwest merged with "Baby Bell" US West on June 30, 2000 through an apparent hostile takeover. (See article on US West for more information); Philip Anschutz owns 17.5% of the resulting company. Image File history File links Qwest logo from brandsoftheworld. ... Image File history File links Qwest logo from brandsoftheworld. ... Prior to the divestiture of AT&T in 1984, a Baby Bell was one of the 22 Bell Operating Companies owned by AT&T. Collectively, along with AT&T Long Lines, Western Electric and Bell Telephone Laboratories, these companies were considered the Bell System There were: New England Telephone (ME... U S West, Inc. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A takeover in business refers to one company (the acquirer, or bidder) purchasing another (the target). ... U S West, Inc. ...


As a condition of the merger, Qwest had to spinoff its long distance operations actually located within the Bell Operating Company boundaries of Qwest Corporation. The resulting company was named Touch America, Inc. Bell System trademark used by AT&T and affiliated companies from 1921 to 1939 The Bell System was a trademark and service mark used by the US telecommunications company American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) and its affiliated companies to co-brand their extensive circuit-switched telephone network and their... Qwest Corporation is the single Bell Operating Company of Qwest Communications International, Inc. ...


One of the historically significant mass complaints regarding Qwest involved allegations that the then-long-distance-only company switched local telephone service customers over to Qwest's long-distance service without their permission, an illegal practice known as slamming. In July 2000, Qwest paid a $1.5 million fine to the Federal Communications Commission to resolve slamming complaints. In April 2001, they paid a $350,000 fine to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection after the state cited them for deceptive advertising and slamming practices. The company's settlements included a requirement that all of its sales employees sign a pledge stating that slamming was barred-and conditions for dismissal from Qwest employment. Telephone slamming is an illegal telecommunications practice of changing subscribers long distance or other telephone service without their consent. ... 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in July, 2000. ... The FCCs official seal. ... April 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December April 1: An EP-3E United States Navy spyplane collides with a Chinese Peoples Liberation Army fighter jet. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...


The company was also involved in accounting scandals, and was recently fined $250 million by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to be split into two $125 million payments due to the poor state of Qwest's current financial health. Among the transactions in question were a series of deals from 1999-2001 with Enron's broadband division which may have helped Enron conceal losses. In 2005, former Chairman and CEO Joseph Nacchio, former President and COO Afshin Mohebbi and seven other former Qwest employees have been accused of fraud in a civil lawsuit filed by the SEC. Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty was accused but later cleared of accepting bribes from Qwest. Separately, Nacchio was convicted of 19 counts of insider trading in Qwest stock on April 19, 2007.[1] The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, commonly referred to as the SEC, is the United States governing body which has primary responsibility for overseeing the regulation of the securities industry. ... Enron Creditors Recovery Corporation, formerly Enron Corporation, is a defunct U.S. energy company based in Houston, Texas. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joseph P. Nacchio (born June 22, 1949), in Brooklyn, New York, was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Qwest Communications International from 1997 to 2002. ... Afshin Mohebbi is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Qwest Communications. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Timothy James (Tim) Pawlenty (born November 27, 1960) is an American politician from the Republican Party. ... Bribery is a crime implying a sum or gift given alters the behaviour of the person in ways not consistent with the duties of that person. ... Insider trading is the trading of a corporations stock or other securities (e. ...


In May 2007 the telecommunications sector as measured by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) scored Qwest and Verizon with increases to 72, but Cox droped six points to 70 and AT&T (70) and Comcast fell to 67.[1][2]


Qwest's original slogan was "Ride The Light", which was meant to portray the company as technologically advanced. In 2002, Richard C. Notebaert, who took over as CEO that year, introduced the "Spirit of Service" campaign which promotes the company as being refocused on customer satisfaction. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Richard Notebaert (born 1947 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has been the CEO of Qwest Communications International, Inc. ...


In 2004, Qwest became the first Regional Bell operating company (RBOC) in the United States to offer Standalone DSL (also known as Naked DSL), i.e. DSL Internet service that does not require the customer to have local landline phone service. (edit) Around 1999 SBC was first to offer naked DSL in the 5 state Ameritech region. The merger between SBC and Ameritech formed Ameritech Advanced Data Services, Inc or SBC Advanced Solutions, Inc. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of the original and current companies. ... Standalone DSL is DSL that you dont have to have phone service to use. ... A DSL Modem DSL or xDSL, is a family of technologies that provide digital data transmission over the wires of a local telephone network. ... A landline or main line is a telephone line which travels through a solid medium, either metal wire or optical fibre. ...


Qwest also offers a cable system in Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Omaha. This service is called Qwest Choice TV. Qwest Choice Television is a Digital Cable Company in Phoenix, Denver, and Salt Lake City. ...


NSA spying

In May 2006, USA Today reported that millions of telephone calling records had been handed over to the United States National Security Agency by AT&T Corp., Verizon, and BellSouth since September 11, 2001. This data has been used to create a database of all international and domestic calls. Qwest was allegedly the lone holdout, despite threats from the NSA that their refusal to cooperate may jeopardize future government contracts [3], a decision which has earned them praise from those who oppose the NSA program [4]. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... Lieutenant General Keith B. Alexander, 16th and current director of the NSA (2005–). The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) is the United States governments cryptologic organization that was officially established on November 4, 1952. ... AT&T (formerly an abbreviation for American Telephone and Telegraph) Corporation (NYSE: T) is an American telecommunications company. ... This article or section should include material from Bell Atlantic This article or section should include material from GTE Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is a local exchange telephone company formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic, a former Bell Operating Company, and GTE, which was the largest independant local exchange... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The NSA call database is a reported database of telephone calls created by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) with the cooperation of four of the largest telephone carriers in the United States: AT&T, SBC, Verizon and BellSouth. ...


A federal judge on August 17, 2006 ruled that the government's domestic eavesdropping program is unconstitutional and ordered it ended immediately. The Bush Administration has filed an appeal in the case which has yet to be heard in court. [5]


Namesake buildings

Qwest currently owns the naming rights to the following buildings:

Qwest Field is a football stadium in Seattle, Washington. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... Qwest Center Omaha is an arena and convention center facility in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Nickname: Motto: (Latin) Courageously in every enterprise Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country United States State Nebraska County Douglas Founded 1854 Incorporated 1857 Government  - Mayor Michael Fahey (D)  - City Clerk Buster Brown  - City Council District 1: Jim Suttle District 2: Frank Brown District 3: Jim Vokal District 4: Garry Gernandt (Council... Exhibition Hall of the Makaryev Fair. ... ARENA may refer to either: Nationalist Republican Alliance, a political party in El Salvador. ... Qwest Arena (formerly Bank of America Centre) is multi-purpose arena in Boise, Idaho. ... ARENA may refer to either: Nationalist Republican Alliance, a political party in El Salvador. ... Nickname: Motto: Energy Peril Success Location of Boise in the State of Idaho Coordinates: , Country United States State Idaho County Ada Founded 1863 Incorporated 1864 Government  - Mayor David H. Bieter Area  - City  64 sq mi (165. ...

Trivia

Qwest is one of the few Internet companies with a single letter domain name in use (http://www.q.com), although this is a redirect to their main website http://www.qwest.com/ Single-letter second-level domains are domain names in which the second-level domain consists of only one letter, such as x. ... The term domain name has multiple related meanings: A name that identifies a computer or computers on the internet. ...


Notes

The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...

See also

U S West, Inc. ... Qwest Corporation is the single Bell Operating Company of Qwest Communications International, Inc. ... Owned by Qwest Communications, Qwest Wireless, L.L.C. is their cellular phone service offered the United States. ... Dex Media, Inc. ...

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Qwest - definition of Qwest in Encyclopedia (360 words)
Qwest Communications International Inc. (Qwest is pronounced "Quest") is a large telecommunications carrier serving 14 western U.S. states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Qwest (and previously US West) has been plagued by an image of poor customer service after years of complaints, earning it the nickname "Qworst" in some circles.
One of the historically significant mass complaints regarding Qwest involved the company's tendency of switching its local telephone service customers over to Qwest's long-distance service without their permission, an illegal practice known as "slamming".
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