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Qwest launches new backhaul solution for wireless providers

Last week, Qwest announced at the 4G World conference in Chicago that it is has launched a new backhaul solution for wireless providers. Its new Wholesale’s Mobile Ethernet Backhaul service apparently can be modified to fit a provider’s requirements while designed to be a solution for its 3G, LTE and …

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Qwest Wins $14.2 Million NASA Contract to Upgrade Corporate Backbone Circuits

NASA has awarded a $14.2 million contract to Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q), to upgrade its Corporate Backbone circuits from 2.5Gbps to 10Gbps. Diana Gowen, Qwest Government Services, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Qwest Government Services, said of the contract win, “Qwest provides a nationwide wavelength infrastructure that will provide NASA …

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Qwest to Enhance Nationwide Network to 100 Gigabits per Second

Qwest Communications will enhance its nationwide network to deliver speeds of up to 100 Gigabits per second to its customers. The upgrade has already begun and is planned to continue through 2010, further details are not currently publicly available.  Customers can expect 100 Gbps network access to be available in local markets …

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Teresa Taylor Appointed COO of Qwest

On Monday, Business markets group head Teresa A. Taylor was appointed to fill the recently-vacated chief operation officer position at Qwest Communications International, Inc.  The move was made necessary after former COO Thomas E. Richards, who served for the past 13 months, left his post to accept an offer to …

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Qwest Wins $11 Million Contract With Denver Public Schools

Qwest has landed an $11 million, 10-year contract from the Cherry Creek School District No. 5 in Denver, to install a dedicated fiber network for the district in order to upgrade the district’s schools and administrative offices. Qwest’s dedicated network will connect 65 schools, the district’s offices, and a maintenance facility. Funds for …

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Qwest Requested to Reconsider Internet Grant by PSC

Qwest has been asked by the Public Service Commission (PSC), which regulates utilities in the state of Montana, to reassess a federal grant proposal that would bring broadband internet access to rural areas that are currently being neglected such as parts of Montana.

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Qwest to Stop Wireless Service on October 31

Qwest International Inc. will stop providing wireless phone service on Oct. 31, as the company seeks to exit from the wireless business.  Last year, the company began transitioning its wireless customer base to Verizon Wireless, and last month, Qwest said that over 75% of its wireless customer base had migrated to the Verizon Wireless …

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Qwest to Provide Multimedia Services for Minnesota Twins’ New Stadium

Qwest Communications has reached a 5-year deal with the Minnesota Twins for communications services at the team’s new stadium.  Qwest will build and maintain a multimedia network at the baseball team’s new home, Target Field, scheduled to open in April.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Qwest Communicaitons to Pass on First Round of Broadband Stimulus Bidding

Qwest Communications International Inc. has stated that it will not offer any bids for the first round of a $7.2 billion rural broadband stimulus program through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The company is abstaining from the program, designed to expand the reach of high-speed Internet to remote areas,  because it says …

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