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July 11, 2007
DENVER -- Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) announced today that it is the first communications provider in the U.S. to collaborate with Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) to offer Qwest Broadband with Windows Live services, a new customizable and intuitive way for customers to enhance their online experiences.
Windows Live from Qwest is available at no additional charge to residential Qwest Broadband customers who choose Microsoft as their ISP. It contains essential tools to keep customers better informed, connected and protected online. The service, which is available exclusively to new and current residential Qwest Broadband customers, brings customers’ online worlds together — in one place, through one interface — and offers the tools to stay connected, plus powerful protection features, including:
Qwest.Live.com: This new and completely customizable home page brings customers’ online worlds and Live Search together in one place. With persistent (always visible) Live Search, customers can find things fast. They can also choose from hundreds of gadgets to customize their home pages with weather, sports, news, games and much more. They can also search and download video content.
Windows Live OneCare™ from Qwest: The all-in-one security and performance service for customers’ computers gives customers one suite of services to help protect and maintain their computers, and offers comprehensive anti-virus, anti-spyware and computer health and optimization features. Plus, Windows Live OneCare from Qwest includes easy-to-set-up family safety settings including parental controls, usage limits and the abilities to blacklist certain sites and create Internet activity logs.
Qwest Mail by Windows Live: An updated, more powerful e-mail platform offers new features such as a reading pane, drag-and-drop functionality and AutoComplete address population. Because Qwest Mail by Windows Live is integrated into the Qwest.Live.com home page, it only requires a single sign-in, rather than multiple login areas. In addition, Qwest is the only communications provider to offer a single-letter e-mail domain: q.com. With this new q.com domain, customers get a fresh opportunity to create personalized e-mail addresses.
“With the launch of Windows Live, there’s never been a better time to be a Qwest Broadband customer,” said Dan Yost, Qwest executive vice president of product. “Qwest and Microsoft have worked to bring the best Internet experience possible to customers. With Windows Live from Qwest, Qwest Broadband customers get the information they need, tools to stay connected with the people they care about and powerful protection features — in one easy-to-use platform.”
Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q)
Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT)
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