Qwest has served Colorado consumers and businesses for more than a century. Today, Qwest offers a unique and powerful combination of voice and data solutions for businesses and government agencies - locally and throughout the country. That's why Qwest is the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies.

Customers coast-to-coast are turning to Qwest's fiber optic network, which is one of the industry leaders, and to Qwest's Spirit of Service® for quality products and a superior customer experience. Qwest offers a wide array of broadband communications products and services - from hosted applications and professional services to broadband access, capacity and network management.

Qwest's two newest programs provide additional funds for schools and help the environment. With "Qwest 1% Back to Schools," customers simply sign up for Paperless Billing and AutoPay Electronic Funds Transfer, select an eligible school district, then Qwest will donate the equivalent of one percent of their Qwest bill to that school district. http://www.qwest.com/onepercent/index.html "Go Green for Schools" is a new recycling initiative that accepts customers' unused cell phones--keeping thousands/millions of cell phones out of landfills and reducing green house gas emissions--and raises money for public school districts and preK-12 educational initiatives. http://www.qwest.com/gogreen/index1.html

The Qwest Foundation also has a long history of making a difference in Colorado, awarding grants that generate measurable, positive impact through community-based programs supporting pre-K through 12th grade education. The Foundation's belief is that education is key to developing productive, prosperous communities. That's why Qwest supports reading and technology initiatives like Power Up to Read and Teachers & Technology grants. The Qwest Foundation has also partnered with community organizations, such as Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Goodwill Industries.

For more than 100 years, Qwest and the Foundation's programs have been as unique as each community's needs -- from emergency preparedness and youth leadership to assistance for military personnel and their families. Today, it's 50,000 mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and neighbors working together to improve their communities through educational and technological initiatives - all focused on the belief that we can provide lasting value for the future by investing in people and the communities where they live and work.