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Qwest Customer Service Ranked No. 1 By Wholesale Customers In Leading Research Report


Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) received multiple best-in-class honors from wholesale customers using metro services in a survey conducted by Atlantic-ACM. Atlantic-ACM is a research consultancy serving the telecommunications and information industries. The survey results are detailed in Atlantic-ACMs 2007 Metro Carrier Report Card. Qwest has won the award for service for both years ACM has researched the metro carriers.

Qwest was rated first for customer service and sales representatives among all regional Bell operating companies and incumbent local exchange carriers by wholesale customers. On the product side, wholesale customers scored Qwests Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) services highest, earning Qwest three Metro Carrier Excellence Awards.

At Qwest, customer service is the most important aspect of our business, and for our wholesale customer service and sales representatives to be rated number one by customers is one of the most meaningful honors, said Roland Thornton, executive vice president, wholesale markets for Qwest. We always strive for excellence and that means putting customers first and launching competitive new offerings and services customers want.

The Atlantic-ACM 2007 Metro Carrier Report Card evaluates the performance of metro carriers by their wholesale and enterprise customers and is based on more than 3,000 individual carrier evaluations.

This is the second time this year that Qwests wholesale division has been recognized by customers. Earlier in 2007, Qwest was honored for its service and sales force, its network and its voice products in another of Atlantic-ACMs best-in-class research titled, U.S. Wholesale LD: Carrier Report Card 2007.

Qwest Wholesale is responsible for delivering voice, data and Internet solutions to competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), rebiller companies, wireless providers, cable companies and other wholesale customers. The group includes more than 1,000 employees and is responsible for more than $3.5 billion of Qwests annual revenue. For more information about Qwests wholesale services, please visit


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