September 23, 2008
PS America, Inc. Uses Qwest’s Integrated Voice and Data Solution
Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced an exclusive $1 million agreement with PS America, Inc., one of the fastest-growing wholesale flooring companies, to deliver an integrated voice and data solution using Qwest iQ Networking(R), toll-free and long-distance services. Headquartered in Longwood, Fla., PS America is the largest owner of ProSource(R) Wholesale Floorcoverings franchises and operates more than 44 showrooms across the country.
Qwest connected 46 locations, including the company's showrooms and corporate offices, using Qwest iQ Networking services, a wide area network (WAN) solution based on Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology. Qwest also is providing PS America with long-distance and toll-free service. This expanded portfolio of Qwest solutions gives PS America end-to-end connectivity among multiple locations from a single provider through a scalable, high-speed platform.
"Qwest's solutions have always enabled our network to evolve with our business needs," said Bob Hilton, vice president of Information Technology for PS America. "We've been a customer for more than eight years because there's simply no other team that is as professional - or as dedicated to making things happen - as Qwest."
The portfolio tailored for PS America delivers speeds up to 45 megabits per second to its corporate offices and 1.5 Mpbs to the showrooms, allowing the company to transfer and replicate large amounts of data and complete customer transactions over a secure, reliable network.
"Qwest is successful at growing relationships with existing customers like PS America because we take the time to understand their goals and strive to deliver a world-class customer experience made exceptional through technology," said Teresa Taylor, executive vice president, Qwest Business Markets Group.
Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class Spirit of Service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest's powerful combination of award-winning high-speed Internet, home and wireless voice solutions and digital TV includes a new generation of fiber-optic Internet services. Qwest is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies, offering a full suite of network, data and voice services for small businesses, large businesses, government agencies and wholesale customers. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by a leading technology industry analyst firm.