local firms to share $20 billion contract
By Andy Vuong, Staff Writer
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Article Last Updated: 05/31/2007 10:56:07 AM MDT
Two Colorado telecommunications companies are among the five
firms awarded a piece of a federal contract worth up to $20
billion over 10 years.
Denver-based Qwest Communications and Broomfield-based Level 3
Communications were selected along with AT&T, Verizon
Communications and Sprint Nextel to bid on work for the Networx
Enterprise contract, the U.S. General Services Administration
Qwest, AT&T and Verizon were previously selected to bid on work
for the larger Networx Universal contract, which is worth up to
$48 billion over 10 years.
Both contracts aim to upgrade the federal government's
telecommunications systems. Enterprise is much smaller in scale
and has fewer requirements than Universal.
"Winning Networx represents more than a significant revenue
opportunity for Qwest," said Tom Richards, executive vice
president of business markets group for Qwest.
Staff writer Andy Vuong can be reached at 303-954-1209 or