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.

Qwest Communications International Inc.
Company typeSubsidiary of CenturyLink
Founded1996 (1996)
FounderPhillip Anschutz
FateAcquired by CenturyLink
United States
Area served
OwnerCenturyLink (2011–present)
Number of employees
30,000 (2010)
SubsidiariesQwest Communications Company
Qwest Corporation

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. Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2012-01-06.

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