Qwest's Business Highlights
Qwest Communications is America's leading Telecommunications Company providing 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 also offers cellular phone service as well as high-speed Internet service via T-1 and DSL lines. Qwest also focuses on cable TV and satellite services via DirecTV for residential customers. The company has 784,000 wireless customers, 1.7 million DSL customers, 4.8 million long-distance customers and approximately 14.5 million access lines. Qwest has more than 138,000 route miles of fiber optic network capacity. In 2005, Qwest reported revenues of $13.9 billion and net loss of $779 million.
History of Qwest Communications
In 1996 billionaire Philip Anschutz founded Qwest Communications. Ever since Qwest offered high-speed data services on an all-digital, fiber-optic network. Qwest would merge with U.S. West in 2000, a former Baby Bell, giving it local and long-distance communications services. Today Qwest Communications is Denver, Colorado, headquartered company. The Senior Management Team represents approximately 40,000 employees of Qwest. They are dedicated individuals who understand the importance of the Spirit of Service and are committed to serving their customers.