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Qwest Names Edward Mueller CEO

Qwest Communications International Inc. has chosen Edward Mueller as successor to CEO Dick Notebaert and, due to a dearth of internal candidates, the appointee does not come from the Bell company. The carriers board on Friday named Mueller, 60, CEO after examining internal and external candidates globally. Notebaert on June 8 said he would retire after five years […]

RBOC Embarks on Qwest for New CEO

Folks used to say that the RBOCs moved in lockstep. So its interesting that just two months after Ed Whitacre announced his retirement, Qwest Communications International Inc.s Chairman and CEO Dick Notebaert has done the same. Dick Notebaert, Qwest chairman and CEO, announced his retirement on June 11. The head of Qwest, a long-time fixture […]

Notebaert Announces Retirement Plans

Folks used to say that the RBOCs moved in lockstep. So its interesting timing that just two months after Ed Whitacre announced his retirement, Qwest Communications International Inc.’s Chairman and CEO Dick Notebaert has done the same. The mild-mannered head of Qwest, a long-time fixture on the RBOC scene, on June 8 told the board […]

Notebaert: Qwest Wont Block Content, but It Will Charge

Richard Notebaert, chairman and CEO of Qwest Communications International Inc., told a large audience at his keynote speech at the VON Spring 2006 conference in San Jose, Calif., that Qwest will step up to net neutrality. He added that Qwest will not block anything on the Internet. As for the four Internet freedoms articulated by […]

Notebaert: Qwest Scanning for M&A Options

Responding to questions about whether Qwest Communications International Inc. will need to merge with another company as its Bell brethren have done, Qwest CEO Richard Notebaert said Thursday company executives continue to scan the horizon for opportunities to merge with or acquire other companies. His comments were made at the companys Qwest Business Partner Program […]

Qwest Holds Largest Partner Meeting to Date

About 400 agents for Qwest Communications International Inc. came to Denver this week for the companys annual Qwest Business Partner Program meeting, making it the largest QMarketplace gathering to date. Called QMarketplace, the event features networking and education on the companys products and back-office systems and policies. The meeting also is an opportunity for partners […]

Qwest Director Donohue Resigns

Qwest Communications International Inc. said today that Thomas Donohue, a director of the company, resigned from his role as of Monday, July 11. Donohue is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Bob Toevs, a Qwest spokesman, says Donohue stepped down to focus on that position. Donohue was a director since 2001. […]

Qwest Backs Out of Fight for MCI

After months of back-and-forth offers to try and buy MCI Inc., Qwest Communications International Inc. has pulled out of the fight for the ailing carrier, which stands to be acquired by Verizon Communications Inc. Qwest Chairman and CEO Richard Notebaert at a shareholders meeting yesterday told attendees, [W]e arent looking at MCI. Thats over. Notebaert […]

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… ON THE FIGHT BETWEEN QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC. AND VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. TO ACQUIRE MCI INC. “Qwest must capture MCI – otherwise its future is very bleak.The company will have very few places to turn if it loses MCI to Verizon.” - Probe Financial Associates Inc. COO Allan Tumolillo “Verizon aims to compete head-to-head with […]

AP: Qwest Raises Offer for MCI

Qwest Communications International Inc. on Thursday raised its offer for MCI Inc. to $8.94 billion in a bidding war with Verizon Communications Inc., the Associated Press reported. Qwest CEO Richard Notebaert set a deadline of midnight April 5 for MCIs board of directors to respond to the offer before it would be withdrawn, the Wall […]

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