July 26, 2014 2:39 PM ET

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Company Overview of Qwest Corp.

Company Overview

Qwest Corporation, an integrated communications company, provides communication services to the residential, business, governmental, and wholesale clients primarily in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The company offers broadband services for connecting to Internet; private line services; Ethernet, including point-to-point and multi-point configurations that facilitate data transmissions across metropolitan areas and wide area networks, as well as transmission services to wireless service providers; video services, such as market, sell, and bill satellite digital television under the D...

100 CenturyLink Drive

Monroe, LA 71203

United States

Founded in 1911

22,800 Employees



Key Executives for Qwest Corp.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 61
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 62
Chief Accounting Officer
Age: 56
Executive Vice President
Age: 48
Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Qwest Corp. Key Developments

Acacia Subsidiary Enters into Settlement and License Agreement with CenturyTel Broadband Services and Qwest Corporation

Acacia Research Corporation announced that its Brandywine Communications Technologies LLC subsidiary has entered into a settlement and patent license agreement with CenturyTel Broadband Services, LLC, and Qwest Corporation. The agreement resolves all disputes between Brandywine and certain Century Link affiliates pending in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Civil Action No. 6:12-cv-286-CEH-DAB.

Court-Approves Class Action Settlements on Sprint, Qwest, Level 3, and WilTel Communications

Courts have granted preliminary approval for multiple class-action Settlements involving fiber-optic cable and related telecommunications equipment that has been installed in railroad Rights of Way. These Settlements resolve lawsuits in a number of states across the country, and will provide cash benefits to current and former owners of land next to or under the Rights of Way. Sprint, Qwest, Level 3, and WilTel Communications, the defendants, beginning in the mid-1980s, the companies or their predecessors buried fiber-optic cable and installed related telecommunications equipment within railroad Rights of Way nationwide. A railroad Right of Way is a strip of land on which a railroad company builds and operates a railroad. The defendants entered into agreements with the railroads that own and occupy the Rights of Way, and under those agreements paid the railroads for the rights to install the fiber-optic cable and related telecommunications equipment within the Rights of Way. Plaintiffs allege that, before installing the fiber-optic cable and related telecommunications equipment, the defendants also were required to obtain consent from those landowners who owned the land under the Rights of Way. The defendants contend that the railroads had the right to allow them to use the Rights of Way without the need for further permission from the adjoining landowners and deny any wrongdoing.

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