|Type||Subsidiary of CenturyLink|
|Fate||Acquired by CenturyLink|
|When it was created||1996|
|People who started it||Phillip Anschutz|
|Headquarters||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Subsidiaries||Qwest Communications Company
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.