Qwest Communications of Denver, CO, has activated its broadband network between Denver and Kansas

Dec. 1, 1997

Qwest Communications of Denver, CO, has activated its broadband network between Denver and Kansas City, MO. With the activation of the Kansas City link, Qwest now has more than 2800 mi of its fiber-optic network in service, extending from California to Missouri. The network consists of secure bidirectional, line-switching OC-192 (10-Gbit/sec) sonet ring architecture. Qwest plans a 16,000-mi domestic network and is working on a 1400-mi extension into Mexico. The company has also signed five sales agreements totaling approximately $90 million to provide dark fiber capability to a telecommunications services provider, an Internet service provider, a local exchange carrier, and other telecommunications companies. Qwest did not disclose the identity of the companies.

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