Qwest

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Qwest Communications International Inc.
Type Subsidiary of CenturyLink
Industry Telecommunications
Fate Acquired by CenturyLink
When it was created 1996 (1996)
People who started it Phillip Anschutz
Headquarters Denver, Colorado, United States
Area served International
Services Telephony
Internet
Television
Owner(s) CenturyLink (2011–present)
Employees 30,000 (2010)
Subsidiaries Qwest Communications Company
Qwest Corporation
Website www.qwest.com

Qwest Communications International Inc.' was an American telecoms company. It served 14 north central and western states. Qwest merged with Baby Bell company US West Communications during 2000. US West had consisted of Pacific Northwest Bell, Mountain Bell and Northwestern Bell before 1991, during which year the three telephone companies merged to become US West. Qwest Communications was founded around 1996.

On April 22, 2010, CenturyLink announced that it was going to buy Qwest for $22.4 billion. CenturyLink's purchase of Qwest was completed in early 2011. Qwest now operates as part of CenturyLink.