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Qwest lobbying

March 12, 2010

LOBBYING 1999-2009 — QWEST

BEHIND THE NAME
Qwest Communications International, Inc.
was formed in 1988 as Southern Pacific Telecommunications Co. It became Qwest in 1995. Qwest had 3 million broadband subscribers as of the third quarter 2009.

Lobbying expenditures for Qwest and companies it acquired during the decade total at least $38.3 million.

COMPANY AMOUNT SPENT BACKGROUND
Qwest Communications International Inc.

$32,174,458 Formed 1995
U.S. WEST
Communications Inc.

$6,080,000 Acquired (2000)

Sources: Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (broadband subscribers); lobbying disclosure forms with the Senate Office of Public Records (lobbying data).

Graphic research by Mia Steinle, Investigative Reporting Workshop