Qwest

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Qwest Communications International Inc.
Subsidiary of CenturyLink
IndustryTelecommunications
FateAcquired by CenturyLink
Founded1996 (1996)
FounderPhillip Anschutz
Headquarters,
United States
Area served
International
ServicesTelephony
Internet
Television
OwnerCenturyLink (2011–present)
Number of employees
30,000 (2010)
SubsidiariesQwest Communications Company
Qwest Corporation
Websitewww.qwest.com

Qwest Communications International Inc. was an American telecom 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.[1] CenturyLink's purchase of Qwest was completed in early 2011. Qwest now operates as part of CenturyLink.[2]

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  1. "CenturyLink and Qwest Agree to Merge". News.qwest.com. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  2. "CenturyLink completes $12.2 billion acquisition of Qwest". Komonews.com. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2012-01-06.

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