Qwest takes long distance strides

The upstart long distance carrier announces a multimillion-dollar deal with a Dutch telco as analysts wonder what's next for the firm.

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Qwest Communications announces a multimillion-dollar venture deal with Dutch telco KPN in a move to push its fiber-optic capabilities overseas. With this latest deal, many analysts wonder what the next move will be for the upstart communications company in its quest to expand its high-speed, high-capacity network.

On a Qwest for profits
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